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Motorola's Atrix 4G smartphone will not be receiving an upgrade to Android 4.0, despite the company's earlier promises that an update would be delivered this past quarter. The Atrix's status was confirmed today in an update to Motorola's Android software upgrade calendar. The Atrix 4G will remain on Android 2.3 for the foreseeable future.
The Motorola Edison, the sequel to the Atrix 4G, has been given a hands-on test by This is my next. In addition to being impressed with the overall design of the device, the most notable improvement is said to be in the display. Although fitted with a qHD display, the Atrix utilized a Pentile display; the new Edison maintains the same resolution, but switches to a different pixel grid making for clearer grey images in particular.
The Motorola Atrix 4G smartphone can now be had for $100 on a two-year contract at AT&T. This is half the price of the handset when it was originally launched in March, suggesting sales are less than stellar. The phone’s specs are certainly attractive enough, with a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 4-inch touchscreen.
A PC for your pocket, Motorola’s Atrix 4G smartphone brings mobile computing into the big time. Running Android 2.2, this phone packs a lot of punch in a small package, thanks to a speedy dual-core processor, dual-facing cameras, full Adobe® Flash® Player web browsing and a revolutionary webtop application. Apps and widgets get lots of face time on the Atrix’s ultra-bright 4-inch qHD display, so you can stay connected with the constant stream of Facebook statuses, emails and tweets coming at you at lightning-quick speed.
Motorola has given out full details of its new update for the Atrix 4G. Version 4.1.57 will not bring with it the promised HSUPA 3G compatibility or a fix for the voice quality problems, two of the major complaints surrounding the device. What it will improve is the Bluetooth multimedia experience, with support for more headsets.
A user on the XDA Developers forum, theproskater, reports having purchased the dock for the Motorola Atrix 4G smartphone and being disappointed that multi-touch input doesn't work. This was a bit of a shock, as the demo model at the AT&T store had a fully functioning touchpad, enabling two-finger scrolling in Firefox. Despite a few other docks spotted with the more capable touchpad, Motorola has maintained it doesn't plan to add the feature to the device in the future.
Those celebrating the early rooting of the Motorola Atrix 4G handset may be doing so prematurely, as an XDA Developers member maintained the partition is signed by Motorola. This keeps the files in the root can't be replaced by custom ones that include custom recovery or boot files. The practice is the same Motorola used for other handsets, including the Defy.
Radio Shack has announced that it will offer Motorola's Atrix 4G smartphone at a slight discount compared to other retailers, enabling customers to pick up the new handset for $150 with a two-year AT&T contract. The retailer is also offering a more modest discount on the Lapdock bundle, which includes the smartphone and a 11.6-inch netbook dock for $480.
The Atrix 4G flagship smartphone from Motorola may arrive sooner than previously expected, according to a new rumor. It may now arrive on February 22 rather than the expected March 1 ship date at AT&T leaked earlier, a tipster showed AndroidCentral. As proof, an image was sent over that depicts the new date and looks like an internal memo.
As promised, AT&T has begun taking pre-orders for Motorola's Atrix 4G handset. The device is expected to ship on March 6 for the standard smartphone price of $200, while a notebook dock accessory can be added to the handset bundle for an additional $300.