It was only a few days ago we got word that AT&T had started the Gingerbread soak for the Motorola Atrix, now -- the update, v188.8.131.52 is rolling out to users who are running stock builds on their devices. If you're rooted or have unlocked your bootloader to load the previously beta version, you will need to flash back. The full announcement info is past the break for you all, and don't hesitate to let us know how the update is working for you in the comments or in the Android Central forums. If manual updates are more your thing, the updates are available on the Motorola site.
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AT&T is pleased to release Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) software along with many other enhancements for the MOTOROLA ATRIX 4G will be available beginning July 22, 2011. The new software version will be v4.5.91.
On July 22, 2011, AT&T will publish a new software update for the MOTOROLA ATRIX 4G. This new software will add Android OS 2.3 software along with many other enhancements including:
Enhancements to the picture Gallery allow you to aggregate all your photos, your friends' photos and photo comments from social networking and photo sites like Facebook and Picasa in one place for easy viewing
Enhancements so your Music player is now connected to a dashboard for music discovery. Plus, easy access to all your favorite artists, live, personalized recommendations for songs & videos and news and event updates
Updated user interface with simpler home screen design, including shift to use of white backgrounds in menus, enabling better viewing experience
Enhancement that enables easy access to favorite apps at bottom of each screen
Organized App Tray
Enhancement that helps you personalize and categorize favorite apps into groups so you can be more efficient
Location Based Recommendations
Enhancement that provides access to social content in one place so you can find out what is happening around you. You can use Yelp reviews and Facebook check-ins to find out what others are recommending
Faster Webtop Browsing
Enhancement to webtop application includes Firefox 4.0 so you can browse faster than with previous versions of Firefox
HD Video Playback
Enhancement that now enables HD Video Playback in 1080p for better viewing experience
Multiple Recipient Emails
Create groups for multiple recipient emails so you can communicate faster
One touch conference call access
Enhancement that makes it easier to dial-in to conference bridges while you're on-the-go
Task Management Tools
Enhancement that makes it easier to create, edit & delete tasks, and to assign priorities and reminders
Enhancements to business ready security features so you can get more work done on-the-go which includes robust VPN, device and SD card encryption, device management via 3rd party console and remote wipe capability
Enhancement that enables you to dismiss notifications one at a time
Device and SD Card Encryption
Enhancement adds both device and SD card encryption capability and policies.
Advanced IPsec VPN
Enhancement allows secure connectivity to corporate environments via IPsec VPN.
Application sideloading settings will be available to enable use of alternative application market places.
Beginning July 26, 2011, customers will begin to receive a notification icon which will appear on their home screen informing them that a software update is available. They should proceed to update their device wirelessly. For a successful installation, the battery should be at least 50%
charged and have an active SIM card installed in the phone. If the customer has received a notification message for this upgrade:
1. Ensure the phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network
2. Select "Download"
3. After the software is downloaded, select "Install now"
4. After the software is installed, the phone will re-start
5. The phone is now upgraded with v4.5.91 software
If the customer has not received a notification message for this upgrade:
1. Select the Settings icon in the main menu
2. Select "About phone"
3. Select "System updates"
4. A message will display the availability of an update
5. Ensure the phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network
6. Select "Download"
7. After the software is downloaded, select "Install"
8. After the software is installed, the phone will re-start
9. The phone is now upgraded with v4.5.91 software
* To check the settings on the device, select Menu->Settings->About
phone-> System version
* Upgrade process may take 30 minutes to complete based on amount
of user data on the device
* This upgrade can only be downloaded over a Wi-Fi network. If the
device loses Wi-Fi coverage, the download will resume once the device
gets a Wi-Fi connection again.
AT&T will make the software update for MOTOROLA ATRIX 4G available on July 22, 2011 for those customers wishing to update manually. A software update notification will be wirelessly pushed to the MOTOROLA ATRIX 4G beginning on July 26, 2011.
Customers will notice the new features and experience performance improvements listed above by updating their devices to software version 4.5.91.