Motorola ATRIX HD gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean


Owners of the Motorola ATRIX HD need not wait any longer to step into the most recent major version of Android as AT&T has delivered exciting news this morning. The device has been stepped up to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in what will be an over-the-air upgrade process. It’ll feature Google Now, expandable and rich notifications, Project Butter and more of the great enhancements Google introduced between Ice Cream Sandwich and the first Jelly Bean build.

This would make the Motorola ATRIX HD AT&T’s fourth Jelly Bean phone, with devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X+ preceding it. More devices are expected to receive Jelly Bean soon, as well, including the original HTC One X and the LG Optimus G, though there’s no solid timeline to hang on to.

It’s recommended you connect to a WiFi network before trying to apply this upgrade, of course, but once you hit the settings menu and check for the firmware under About Phone you should be on your way to basking under the sun in a sea of sweet jelly bean goodness.

[via AT&T]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Not only is it jellybean, but it’s also 4.1.2. Just got it myself.

    1. In other words the old version of JB.

      1. You mean, the newer older version of Jelly Bean O_o

      2. Well, 4.1.1 was expected. So, it’s a nice surprise.

    2. were you prompted to update it or did you manage to pull it yourself? it’s still telling me my device is up to date….. :l

      1. I wasn’t prompted. I just randomly checked and it told me an update was available.

        FYI, my Atrix HD is a carrier unlocked Canadian Bell version and I am using it on AT&T (in Texas).

        It is also the Bell update. Not sure if AT&T update will also be 4.1.2 or 4.1.1.

        1. aww ok thanks. what changes to the phone have you noticed?

          1. Well, Google Now for one. Also, there is now a “quick settings” screen to the left of the home screen. I’ve attached a picture of that.

            Some of the settings menus have changed. The software home, back, and app switcher keys have haptic feedback, which is nice.

            The camera icon is different, and HDR is present.

            Since Google Now is there, swiping up from the software keys opens it up, pretty quickly too.

          2. the battery life has is definitely worse!!

          3. I haven’t noticed a difference in battery life.

  2. where the FiretrUCK is JB for the Razr Maxx?

    1. Well, judging from what they did from the Atrix 4G, it wont be coming.

      Yes, I’m still mad motorla.

      1. So the original Atrix is the measuring stick you’re gonna go with? Just gonna ignored the Atrix 2 and HD?
        Oh right, you’re mad so objectivity goes out the window

    2. Ask Verizon. Or better yet shutup and wait, isn’t like the RAZR has bad update history, heaven forbid you should have to wait with everyone else for a while.

    3. I thought the schedule said 1Q13 for RAZR and MAXX. They certify newer devices first, and then work backwards for a variety of reasons (not the least of which is that newer devices are typically an easier port)

  3. Wow……. Screw original One X huh at&t!

    1. CM10. Problem solved.

      1. Not everyone wants a CM ROM with broken MMS, broken camera or whatever else those buggy broken ROMs come with.

        1. The only issue with CM10 on the One X is the camera. It’s just not as good as the HTC camera. Besides that though, it is really stable.

    2. I’m sure it’s right around the corner.. Hang tight!

  4. It’s about time Android 4.1 steps up to the plate.

  5. Not Getting Update….Device still says its up to date….lol

  6. Downloading now – thanks for the heads-up! (Maybe this will make my Atrix HD more tolerable until I can find a good deal on a GS3…)

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