Motorola Atrix 4G

Good news, everyone! The Motorola Atrix 4G (read our full review) -- another one of those phones announced at CES this year that in reality "should" have launched and Android 2.3 Gingerbread -- apparently is about to begin field trials of said upgrade.

Motorola's sent out links to a survey and is looking for 1,000 beta testers for the Gingerbread build. Chances are they've already hit that number, and they're probably not all that happy that we know about it. (Hey, we're customers, too.)

Following is the e-mail that was sent out:

You're receiving this email because you've filled out a Motorola Feedback Network survey in the past stating your interest in ATRIX 4G feedback opportunities. As a Motorola Feedback Network member you get advanced notice, like this, of such activities.

We're getting ready to have a pre-release for Gingerbread (Android 2.3.X) on your AT&T ATRIX 4G. Please fill out the following survey to confirm your interest in this soak opportunity. The first 1,000 applicants will be picked on a first come, first serve basis, provided information is correctly filled out. I know there are some questions that are a repeat, sorry, but there is a reason for that. Please fill it out carefully, honestly and accurately as misinformation can cause this exercise to be unsuccessful. You can edit your survey from the same computer until the survey period closes, though it is advisable to fill it out the first time correctly. Duplicates will be excluded with the newer one used.. Secondly, once the survey period closes we'll not be able to update your IMEI. Consider carefully before exchanging your device. .

This survey period tentatively ends at 9am 7/18/11 Central time, provided all spots are filled.

In fairness to other Motorola Feedback Network members, do not forward this communication to other parties (websites, individuals, etc). As part of your MFN survey you agreed to keep all MFN activities and notifications confidential. If we find that you have breached this agreement we may elect to remove you. You can always encourage users to sign up for the Motorola Feedback Network so they can be considered for feedback opportunities in the future.

If accepted, you will receive additional notifications via this email when the soak test activities will begin. Do not email or PM me asking if you are accepted or when it will start as I may elect to remove you from the opportunity.

Thanks again for your interest.

There you have it, Atrix fans. Gingerbread testing is about to get under way in the public arena. Feel free to take your chances and let us know how it's going in the link below.

Source: Atrix 4G Forums

 

Reader comments

Motorola Atrix 4G about to begin its Gingerbread 'soak'

21 Comments

That's good to know
I hope this is the 2.3.4 that got leaked couple of weeks ago
Is it gonna have the same "PhilBlur" like the new DRIOD 3 ?
All this makes it harder for me to choose , Atrix™ 4G or MILESTONE™ 3?

ugh finally!!!!! ive been waiting for ever!! i hope it comes out soon! when my phones dont get updates and cool new features i end up ditching them and buying new ones. i usually get a new phone every 2 or 3 months and i like the atrix the best but im getting bored with it slowly! give me some ginger love bitches!!!!!

Glad to hear the Artix owners finally get Gingerbread. All phones should be released with Gingerbread, especially the high end phones.

I like how you left out the first line in the email that instructed everyone that received it to keep it private.

Actually they did. Apparently you're not a participant and didn't receive the email.

In HUGE 20 inch bolded font: "Keep this message private. I can't stress that enough."

Sorry, journalism or not, it was poor taste from Android Central to publish it.

I am a recipient and did get the email. I was honest in the survey and said I was running modded unsupported software, therefore did not qualify.

"In fairness to other Motorola Feedback Network members, do not forward this communication to other parties (websites, individuals, etc). As part of your MFN survey you agreed to keep all MFN activities and notifications confidential. If we find that you have breached this agreement we may elect to remove you."

Best part of the e-mail...LMAO!!!!

Bad Moto. The Atrix is just now getting Gingerbread? Is the laptop dock still going to work? Let me quit worrying about this. Motorola lost me with the Tmobile Cliq XT. A year and a half later and its still on 1.5 cupcake. Bad Moto, Bad.