Details about an unannounced Android update for Motorola ATRIX 4G emerged last week, along with an unconfirmed changelog.
The guys over at BriefMobile
have learned that AT&T should start pushing the pre-release version of the update on February 7. There’s no telling whether or not this is will be the last software update received by Motorola ATRIX 4G, but the company has yet to confirm this model for an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.
However, ATRIX 4G
can only hope that Motorola will get the time to prep an Android 4.0 update for a smartphone whose only fault is the fact that it runs MOTOBLUR user interface.
All in all, AT&T customers should know that the latest update for the Motorola ATRIX 4G will bring their phones’ firmware to software version number 4.5.141.
Talk Android has recently received a confirmation on the pre-release of this update, which states that it will be pushed OTA (over the air) beginning February 7:
“Tomorrow after 12 Central/10 Pacific, you will receive a pop-up message on your phone that will mark the beginning of the software pre-release test.”
Even though AT&T and Motorola have yet to unveil the official changelog of the update, it appears that some participants at the soak test have been able to pinpoint some of the changes, which are detailed below: - Latest Android security fixes from Android 2.3.6+;
- Bluetooth voice commands while the device is asleep;
- Improvements to the Messaging and Contacts applications (unspecified);
- Wi-Fi settings update and AT&T Mobile Hotspot usage built-in;
- Increases in stability, power management
It’s possible that other changes will be included as well, but they will most likely be revealed the moment the update is rolled out. Motorola ATRIX 4G
owners should start manually checking for the update beginning tomorrow, in case they haven’t been automatically notified on their smartphones.