Motorola Atrix 4G Update 4.5.141 Coming February 7th— It’s Not Android 4.0

Filed under News by Kenneth Pennington on February 1, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Motorola Atrix 4G
We already reported last week that Motorola would be updating the Atrix 4G (potentially one last time) to include some new bugfixes. Now, we’ve received information regarding the contents of the over-the-air update that is scheduled for February 7th. The update will begin to push on next Tuesday, the 7th, and take a matter of days to weeks in order to cover all Atrix 4G owners on AT&T’s network. After updating, the software version number 4.5.141 will add the following new features and bugfixes:

  • Latest Android security fixes from Android 2.3.6+
  • Bluetooth voice commands while the device is asleep
  • Improvements to the Messaging and Contacts applications (unspecified)
  • WiFi settings update and AT&T Mobile Hotspot usage built-in
  • Increases in stability, power management

The update will simply be on top of Android 2.3.X Gingerbread, not Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, as we expected. At this time, we cannot confirm whether or not the update will be the last over-the-air upgrade for Motorola Atrix 4G users. But, we still have no reason to expect an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the device.

Other NVIDIA Tegra 2 devices, such as Motorola’s XOOM, have received Android 4.0 upgrades. But, there’s a clear difference between upgrading a “with Google” device that runs vanilla Android and a Motorola custom device with Blur. The Motorola devices that will receive Android 4.0 first include Motorola’s new Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX as well as the Motorola Droid Bionic. The XYBOARD and XOOM 2 will also receive an Ice Cream Sandwich update.

5 Responses to “Motorola Atrix 4G Update 4.5.141 Coming February 7th— It’s Not Android 4.0”

  1. The Os says:

    I wonder if “power management” covers the annoying battery jumping amnesia that was identified (and modded for inclined users) early after the last update.  Would be nice if HDMI landscape mirroring was hidden in there too – but I would be shocked if it was.

  2. Hopefully “Increases in stability” will include fixes for the random reboots that have been getting more frequent on mine. :) I know that browsing images in Lightbox causes a reboot after a couple of minutes. The Lightbox developer contacted Motorola and was told that the issue should be fixed (this was about a week before the soak test).

  3. Make no mistake… none of this information is from the NDA program.

  4. Bluesnote says:

    MOTO has a schedule out showing MB860 4.0 upgrade for Q3 2012