Motorola Atrix 2 finally gets some ICS love via OTA update

While owners of the most recent line up of flagship Android smartphones patiently wait to receive Android Jelly Bean, there are still a large number of handsets that are still feature packed and not overly old languishing on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Today we have some good news for owners of the Motorola Atrix 2, which finally gets some Android ICS love via OTA update.

According to an article over on SlashGear AT&T has finally decided to update the Motorola Atrix 2 to the newer software, and users should start to see the update arrive as an OTA update. The new software will address a number of bugs, and will enhance the overall performance of the handset.

Users will be treated to quicker page loading times via the new web browser, and there is also some new locking and unlocking features, which will allow owners to unlock the device to a number of applications such as the phone dialler, SMS messages, and the camera.

The Face Unlock feature will also now be available that unlocks the handset using the forward facing camera for facial recognition. Folders can now be created on the handsets homescreen, and the notifications bar can be swiped away.

Besides these new features comes some UI changes such as the new People app replacing the contacts application, which will place information from a variety of sources and put it into one location.

The carrier has advised users that they can force the device to update now by first going into Settings, then selecting About phone and System updates. Otherwise users can simply sit back and wait for the notification to arrive on the handset and follow the prompts. Due to the size of the update owners are advised to use a suitable Wi-Fi connection to download the new software.

Have you updated your Motorola Atrix 2 yet?


6 thoughts on “Motorola Atrix 2 finally gets some ICS love via OTA update”

  1. jumbovinny says:

    The update is really cool. A lot of fixes to little issues. Also the whole new look. 😉
    I also have a little video on my Google plus account if you search vicente Reyes.

  2. Dalia says:

    This update totally ruined my love for my phone, it erased all my contacts my music that i had on my phone will not play some of my pictures got erased. I HATE IT i wish i could go back! I HATE IT!

  3. Kendall says:

    I panicked because all of my photos were gone after the update – gallery and SD card showed no photos or video. Pulled the SD card and very happily retrieved them when I plugged into my computer.

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