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How Android beat iOS to fingerprint unlock, and why it didn’t work

Did you know that the iPhone 5S wasn’t the first mobile device with a fingerprint scanner? Nope! That honor belongs to the HP iPaq PPC 5500, a PocketPC device from 2003. For a more modern device, look no further than the Motorola ATRIX 4G, a 2011 Android phone that was pretty exciting for its time. Unfortunately, fingerprint scanners in phones never quite took off. Let’s find out why.

Apple copies Android, fails to set the bar with iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S

Apple fails to set the bar with the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S, but proves to be a successful marketing company with smoke, mirrors, and buzzwords. We explain how the phones are failures and why they can’t compare to Android’s best.

Motopocalypse: bootloader unlock tool now available for several Motorola devices

Yesterday, we were shocked to learn that Dan Rosenberg, a developer and security researcher, has found an exploit that would allow users to unlock the bootloaders of several Motorola phones. The phones confirmed to be supported were the Motorola Atrix HD, Motorola DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD, and the Motorola DROID RAZR M. That […]

Motorola Atrix 4G software update inbound, could be Ice Cream Sandwich

It was one of the first Android devices to usher in the dual-core age, and when Motorola officially announced they wouldn’t be updating the Motorola Atrix 4G (you know, the original one) to Ice Cream Sandwich — let’s just say it created a lot of bad blood between the OEM and those that put their […]

No Android 4.0 update coming to Motorola Atrix 4G, Photon 4G and Electrify

One of Android’s best advantages is the fact that it moves so quickly. Fast tech advances make our devices better, but this also means that they become outdated much faster. Every device sees the day when its manufacturer simply sees no need to keep updating its software, and that time has come to three of […]

Motorola provides update to Android upgrade timeline

After promising to do right by Droid Bionic owners miffed that the planned Ice Cream Sandwich update for the handset will miss its initial Q3 deadline, Motorola has updated their Android upgrade timeline to give a better idea of when and if users can expect a new version of the OS for their phones. The […]

Motorola updates ICS upgrade roadmap, Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX scheduled for Q2

Motorola has update their upgrade schedule for devices in the US giving us a better idea of when to expect Android 4.0 for a range of smartphones and tablets. Motorola DROID RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX owners will be first to see the official version of Ice Cream Sandwich along with the WiFi + 3G […]

Motorola LapDock Discounted To $50 For A Limited Time – Hurry Before It Sells Out

If you’re still hanging onto a Motorola Atrix 4G, you now have the opportunity to score one helluva deal from 1 Sale A Day. These guys have got a brand new — non refurbed — Motorola Lapdock for the device for the low-low price of $50. Color me super jelly right now. Before you ask, […]

AT&T Motorola ATRIX 4.5.141 Update Now Rolling Out

AT&T and Motorola have issued an upgrade to the original Motorola ATRIX, one of the first Tegra 2 devices. It’s not Ice Cream Sandwich, of course, but we do get the normal round of security, stability and enhancement improvements for a number of different things. Take a look at the full slate of changes below: […]

Motorola provides update on Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades

Motorola has updated their Android Software Upgrade timeline with some new information regarding Android 4.0 for several devices. Ice Cream Sandwich will begin rolling out to the the Motorola XOOM Family Edition and a selection of international handsets including the Motorola RAZR in Q2. In Q3, the Motorola Atrix 4G, Atrix 2, and Photon 4G […]

Motorola Atrix 4G Receiving Over-The-Air Update Starting Today

Our friends at BriefMobile reported a few days ago that the Atrix 4G would soon be receiving it’s Android 2.3.x update, bringing the software up to version 4.5.141. Well, that special day for Atrix users is February 7th which just so happens to be tomorrow (today). TalkAndroid received further confirmation of this with a message […]

Motorola ATRIX 4G Users Due for a Software Update Soon, Says Soak Test Invites

The Motorola Atrix 4G may be a bit old in smartphone years but it’s still a pretty great device and Motorola’s committed to continued support. They’re gearing up to release a new software update soon, one we expect to primarily be a bug fixer. Users have started receiving invitations for soak testing. As always, we’re […]

AT&T Has Original Motorola Lapdock for Atrix on Sale at $50

Though most agreed that Motorola’s Webtop technology was one of the cooler things to emerge out of last year’s CES, the high price of accessories such as a Lapdock priced close to $500 kept many consumers from buying in. With an expanded lineup of Webtop-enabled phones and a new Lapdock range and adapted pricing on […]

PSA: Atrix 4G CyanogenMod Nightlies Being Posted

Some of you may or may not have missed this, but here’s a friendly PSA anyway – the Motorola Atrix 4G has now been tossed out of the beta bin and into the nightlies catalog of famed CyanogenMod ROM. Yes, this means you can scrub your device clean of MOTO[INSERTFUNNYNAMEHERE] and get a heavily customized […]

Deal Alert: Best Buy’s “Free Phone Wednesday” Starts Tomorrow At A Store Near You

I’ve always been one of the more… “frugal” people I know. Which is why I love bringing you good deals like this. Tomorrow Best Buy is having their “Free Phone Wednesday” event and they’re giving away some great Android handsets for almost nothing. The handsets included in this deal are the Motorola Atrix 4G on […]