Motorola Atrix Moves Closer to Gingerbread Update – July OTA Imminent?

The boys over at Brief Mobile got their hands on an early build of the Gingerbread OTA for the Motorola Atrix and it looks like we’re a few steps closer to that rumored July OTA. AT&T and Motorola have been testing a new build for the Android 2.3.3 update (4.5.47) on the Atrix and word on the street is that almost all of the bugs have been ironed out since the last build.

The new update will finally bring Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread to Atrix users and feature a new version of Motoblur UI – this time with a fancy looking iOS looking dock at the bottom and overall more smooth UI. Also expected in the update is the sideloading of apps via AT&T’s recent change of heart on their policy.

I still think it’s funny how the Android 2.3.3 update just manages to fall short of the latest version of Android 2.3.4. I think it may have a little something to do with native video chat featured in Google Talk but that’s another topic for another time.

Any Motorola Atrix users out there excited to finally get their hands on this Gingerbread update? How are you guys liking the phone so far?

[Via BriefMobile]

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  • HalfwayCrook

    Ahhh, the Atrix…. So much potential, destroyed by AT&T

    • turdfergeson

      Agreed, but not just AT&T, Motorola had something to with it.

      • Micah Madru

        Yeah…I had too much hope that the bootloader would be hackable. I shouldn’t have recommended it to my friend. :|

      • MacJeffa

        Yea and bell up in canada is just as bad if not worse. least at&t got the battery fix and their uploads uncapped.

        • Evil_Bonsai

          Didn’t they just get an update that uncapped the upload speed, just a few days ago?

          • DROOOOOID

            The Speeds are still quite slow after the update

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Paiz/11601724 Mark Paiz

      Quick note: This update will unlock the bootloader. The Atrix potential is about to be realized..

  • Smachucap

    Im a latinamerica user of the atrix, can i get this update?

    • RayanMX

      @Smachucap Nope, don’t count on it, at least Telcel not always (if ever) updated their firmwares. Too much knowledge required for their techs I guess. Lol

  • juniorsgv

    join me on facebook on getting motorola to give us an actual date or confirm this rather than a site RUMOR. facebook.com/motorola

  • Cezarslice

    I love my atrix, can’t wait for this update…the newUI looks great :D

  • Gus

    Atrix Shmatrix….what about the Inspire 4G….AT&T true flagship Android phone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1704481434 Richard Lalone

      uh….That is just another single-core pos..¬†

      • Dick Hurtzer

        So you bought the dual core marketing hype. I’d gladly trade a core for more stability.

    • jonnyboypwns

      um… the infuse beats the inspire in every respect

  • http://www.cjmillisock.com/ Chester Millisock Jr

    FINALLY

  • Hey-ooo

    I prey that the new Nexus is on AT&T so I can get rid of this POS. This will be the last Motorola phone I buy. With the decisions they continually make, they inch closer and closer to being in the same position they were 2 and a half years ago….their mobile division bankrupting the company. So sad they were on the right track for awhile. Oh well greed always ruins a good thing.

  • Cramsey992

    please add percise battery readings!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Bountykiller22 Homelesskater

    I love my Atrix but i hate the buggy Rom.
    Please open the Bootloader!
    I don’t believe that Motorola could design really good software for it and the Atrix have the biggest potencial to be one of the best Android Phones of the Atrix.

  • http://twitter.com/EdLessard Ed Lessard

    Let’s hope this means it will be coming for the X2 soon.

  • Bob G

    WOOOT!!!

    YES PLEASE!

  • http://twitter.com/DarkCellar Mitch Klein

    For me, the Atrix is gold compared to the iPhone I used to have. Definitely looking forward to 2.3.3!

  • Joedwal

    ”¬†overall more smooth UI.” That’s smoother UI.

  • mgamerz

    About god damned time. Every single other phone on the market seems to be getting the update first.

  • monlosez

    Which Tegra phone will get Gingerbread first? G2X or Atrix

  • InspectorGadget80

    I’M GETTING SICK N TIRED OF WAITING FOR MY GINGER BREAD ON MY ATRIX. WHILE ALL THE DROIDS GETS THEIRS. I don’t think it will EVER COME OUT CAUSE EVERYONE ELSE GETS THEIRS FIRST.

  • InspectorGadget80

    Oh yeah I STILL LOVE MY ATRIX.

  • AbominableSandMan

    Will Moto really unlock atrix bootloader with gingerbread update? Looks like they might. It would truly make atrix the best phone ever.