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If you're a AT&T Motorola Atrix owner, you'll want to go ahead and check for software updates. Many folks in the Android Central forums have reported that v4.5.141 is now rolling out to the masses. It's not Ice Cream Sandwich in any way but the changelog does highlight some issues folks may have been having with their device. As noted by Motorola:

  • Security - Implemented latest Google Android security fixes 
  • Stability - Improvements to memory function as it relates to media applications and ability to prevent need for re-booting when phone is impacted by heavy loading or high temperatures
  • Bluetooth - Enhancement which allows you to launch voice command from bluetooth enabled headset when phone is asleep
  • Wi-Fi - Improvements to Wi-Fi settings to deliver better overall consumer experience as well as  to make it easier to use Mobile Hotspot with your phone
  • Messaging - Improvements to text messaging capability to deliver better user experience
  • Contacts - Improvements are made to maintain all phone book contacts after the OTA upgrade

Security and stability -- that's what we like to hear. Ice Cream Sandwich would have been better but we'll take what we can get since we know Motorola is still working on things,

Source: Motorola

 

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Software update v4.5.141 for AT&T Motorola ATRIX now available - Includes security and stability fixes

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I got mine this morning. It's working great. I think it also added some features to the camera. Did we have panorama before? I was just looking for changes, and I wasn't sure if we already had that in the stock camera?

Ever since I updated I'm having issues with my email. I'm no longer receiving them automatically. I now have to retrieve them manually. I checked my settings and they're the same. Anyone else having issues?

Check to see if your wifi sleep mode has changed if you're mostly on wifi. Wifi settings / (menu) Advanced. Should be set to Never if you spend most of your time on wifi.

Also, there might be a battery saving setting that stops mail fetches during some times of the day.

tap your Home Screen, then Android Widgets - Power Control, and make sure your Sync Toggle is enabled

Then go into Settings - Accounts, go into your gmail and make sure you have Sync Gmail checked

you may also want to go into Settings - Battery & Data Manager, and check your settings under Battery Mode & Data delivery

Hopefully this will fix the issues with playing music and fraction of a second skips when trying to do other things.

I got this update yesterday afternoon. Kind of surprised me as I saw right after I read the article about the ICS update, but quickly realized that this was NOT the ICS update. Anyhow, the update went without incident and I haven't really noticed any difference. Maybe less random reboots? I haven't had an involuntary reboot since the update and I was getting that with some frequency before especially when I put the phone on the dock to charge overnight.

My phone updated yesterday, but cannot complete the installation. It quits and locks up. Now what? I cannot use my phone. I can get to main home and dry to verify settings, but then phone just says...shutting down and a bunch of chinese characters appear and freezes.

While my Atrix seems to be working fine, the battery life has been cut in half. From a full charge at 07:00 to nearly shot at noon. Yesterday I had 12-14 hr before needing a wire. The battery is staying hot all the time, so SOMETHING is draining it, and I have not yet figured out what. Started as soon as I installed the update. Ideas welcomed

I'm experiencing a few things mentioned here as well: email now has to be received or fetched instead of downloading automatically. Battery life is also horrible. I'm lucky if it makes it to noon. Battery runs extremely hot even with wifi, Bluetooth, and GPS turned off. I've uninstalled a large number of apps to no avail. I have not yet reset to factory defaults and would prefer not to.

I'm experiencing a few things mentioned here as well: email now has to be received or fetched instead of downloading automatically. Battery life is also horrible. I'm lucky if it makes it to noon. Battery runs extremely hot even with wifi, Bluetooth, and GPS turned off. I've uninstalled a large number of apps to no avail. I have not yet reset to factory defaults and would prefer not to.

This is the first update I have ever been unhappy with. So many issues I never had before. My Wifi keeps dropping its signal as does my bluetooth. Battery life is now terrible and my email keeps giving me issues. I hope there will be a fix soon. Everything was fine before this update.