Motorola Atrix Gingerbread Android 2.3

Filed under News by Kenneth Pennington on May 31, 2011 at 11:08 AM
Motorola Atrix Gingerbread Android 2.3

Motorola Atrix Gingerbread Android 2.3.3

Motorola launched the Atrix 4G back in February on the 22nd with Android 2.2 Froyo on-board. Since then, the Atrix has seen two over-the-air updates bringing much needed features like increased battery life and HSUPA capabilities. One update per two months seems to be the pace for Moto and AT&T on this device. Seems like Atrix users should be due for another update pretty soon, don’t it? We’ve got you covered.

AT&T and Motorola plan to launch Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the Motorola Atrix 4G within the months of June or July. The initial build will likely be Android 2.3.3 with an update to Android 2.3.4 following soon after. The Atrix 4G launched with software version 1.2.6, moved to 1.5.7, and landed on 1.8.3. But, this next update will bring most likely bring users to build number 4.5.XX.

Of course, Motorola’s packed some major features into this update including, but not limited to: overscroll glow, an updated version of Blur, application grouping, re-built main applications, downloads management, an improved camera, better power management, a re-done keyboard, and some nifty animation work. The device’s new version of Blur looks a lot like the Droid X’s recently obtained update.

Due to AT&T’s new policy regarding application sideloading, the “Unknown Sources” checkbox is present and working on the latest Android 2.3.3 builds for the Atrix. That means you’ll be able to sideload without rooting your Atrix. Of course, there are still reasons to root the Atrix. Especially once the bootloader bypass method finally comes to fruition.

We’ve extensively and exhaustively reviewed the Atrix Gingerbread build below for your viewing pleasure. Make sure to check out the pictures as well as the video content after the break!

Pictures of Atrix Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3)

Additional pictures available via Facebook.

Application Grouping

Application Grouping

Motorola Atrix Gingerbread - Android 2.3.3

Motorola Atrix Gingerbread - Android 2.3.3

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48 Responses to “Motorola Atrix Gingerbread Android 2.3”

  1. OliverLauguico says:

    how can we get this on our Atrix?

  2. CaelanT says:

    Scooby dooby doooooooooo!!!

  3. Xandr115 says:

    What’s the camera app look like?  Did we finally get tap to focus and panorama stitching like the droid’s?

    • There’s a drag-to-focus type of thing, yes. I don’t see a panorama effect anywhere. The camera application is a bit nicer. Still doesn’t have 1080p recording.

  4. unlimited says:

    Kenneth will you be tweaking or continuing a P-rom (gingerblur) after we update to gingerbread!!!

  5. Chris says:

    i assume its okay to put this on the moto forum as well?

  6. Argo1a says:

     Ken…everyone is waiting for your new on the xda forum….

  7. Sub Zero_7 says:

    1. What are the additional camera features ?
    2. Could you do a benchmark test ?

  8. jorge says:

    Can`t wait to get it!!!!!!

  9. Damon Chance says:

    Engadget has been tipped… 

  10. Chase says:

    I’d do anything to get this on my phone…

  11. Gerald Onyango says:

    This is awesome, I’m waiting to upgrade on AT&T right now from my Nexus One and I may end up picking this up depending on the phone situation next month.

    • mprindle says:

      I’m in the same boat.  The power switch on my N1 is flaking out and the software solution is working, but annoying.  I’m looking at the Atrix as it’s replacement.

    • Victor Estrada says:

      you guys wont be dissapointed. i also upgraded from a nexus one. despite motoblur being ugly n slowing the phone down, all you have to do is install a launcher. the phone is extremely fast, battery life is awesome, and i cant live without the fingerprint scanner. it’s got a dualband wifi which is another plus since i can download files from my home server at speeds of up to 3.5MB per second.

  12. Jotokun says:

    Looks great! Cant wait for that to be released. New motoblur actually appears to be usable.

  13. Siu Guy says:

    Will this update include syncing the group information from Google Contacts?
    Seems that the existing version of built in contacts application does not support showing the grouping information of G Contacts…

  14. Weilun Huang says:

    NICE! any benchmark scores?

  15. Atenkiang says:

    how much better is the camera?

  16. Mysterion says:

    Can’t wait for this!!!

  17. Mark says:

    And Bell still won’t see the update for 6 months I’m sure.

  18. makidesign says:

    Anyone can check the kernel of atrix is 32 or 35?, if 35 is right, there will be sensational changes, but 32, it will be horrible. but I can see the kernel is 32 up there. ;( I hope  the 35 kernel onboard.

  19. DANIEL says:

    omg=)mm  true=)(?

  20. Richard says:

    Are you going to release this Ken?

  21. Mike says:

    Do you think the improved camera will fix the graininess in the camera?

  22. Adam H. says:

    Has there been a release date confirmation yet?

  23. Ted Yates says:

    seriously! any more information on release dates or when “someone” can leak it?

  24. khalid says:

    hi this is great but will Motorola add support to Hebrew and Arabic and will we be able to set the proxy settings 

  25. Happyjoystuff says:

    Ive had this phone since release and replaced it twice. its going to take alot more than gingerbread to keep me from getting rid of it.

    • Guest says:

      May I ask what problems you’ve encountered with the Atrix?  I own an Atrix and have been nothing but satisfied with it.  I traded my iPhone 4 for the Atrix and it was a great decision.

    • Melo2006 says:

      ATT says the upgrade is now in June.. today is 16th.. Does anyone really know or heard when is this 2.3.3 upgrade is going to come out?

      Is that any other good ROM for the ATRIX based on the 2.3.3 or 2.3.4 out there ? I cannot wait to use the new GTALK with video on my ATRIX, but I heard that the video parte is only in the 2.3.4 release … which god know when ATT will release it, after 2.3.3.

       I heard of ODEO or ODEN but I am not sure about it yet. I think that it is just a theme for the gingerbread…

      I love my Captivate phone, it has many types of ROMs…. Now with my new cool ATRIX, I see very little about it.

      Any help or ideas on where to get the new 2.3.3 or 2.3.4 ROM for the ATRIX  today?

      thanks
      Ron

  26. Pennjersey83 says:

    The Atrix is my first Android phone and I love it.  I can’t wait to use the new motoblur and 2.3 gingerbread.  Really looking forward to it.

  27. DANIEL says:

    wheeeeeeeeeeeeen

  28. hiddendestiny says:

    I love my Atrix. its my first android phone too. cant wait for the update.. and yes the battery life sux

  29. Guest says:

    How do you update to the new Ginerbread? It’s August and I’ve already manually checked for updates. I’m still running the Froyo on my Atrix. Also, when is the 4G going to be ready? I’m tired of this HSPA+ thing.

  30. Anurag ^Temptations Still Aliv says:

    How to Update Motorola ATRIX to Android 2.3 Gingerbread – 2.3.4 / 2.3.5 versionRead more: http://www.androidgyan.com/2011/08/update-motorola-atrix-android-23.html