Was only a few hours ago when we reported that the Motorola Atrix was gearing up for it’s launch on UK carrier, Orange tomorrow. As one of the most powerful handsets available today thanks in part to its Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, one of the things really holding the phone back is the fact that its being shipped with Android 2.2 Froyo.
Motorola is well aware of this “issue” and when asked about plans of a possible Gingerbread update, Andrew Morley, Motorola’s vice president of international marketing commented by saying, “We haven’t announced timings but we have announced plans for the intentions.” As vague as that sounds he also pointed out that ideally, they would like to deliver an Android 2.3 update simultaneously in the US and the UK.
With the Motorola Atrix set to go head-to-head with Samsung’s Galaxy S II in a few days, Motorola might want to make that update a priority if they expect to be on a level playing field with Samsung. Of course, the fact that you can get the Atrix for FREE may help with that.