Atrix HD wont be receiving KitKat, Motorola apologizes with offer to buy Moto X for $300



The Motorola Atrix HD — now that’s a name we’ve not heard in a long time. The Atrix HD launched back in July 2012 on AT&T, coming out of the box running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It wasn’t too long after that it received an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Motorola at some promising a future update to Android 4.4. KitKat. That’s a lot of software support.

Fast forward to today where — nearly 3 years after the phone launched — Motorola is finally ready to throw in the towel. Yes, folks. The sun setting on the ‘ol Atrix HD. According to Motorola, they, along with AT&T, just wont be able to fulfill their promise to update the device to KitKat, although they didn’t mention what exactly was the reasons behind the failed update.

But, in an effort to make amends, Motorola is offering Atrix HD owners a discount on a brand new Motorola Moto X 2014 (2nd Gen). Anyone who registers on Motorola’s page here will get a Pure Edition (AT&T and T-Mobile compatible) for $300 — that’s $100 off. If the Atrix HD is till suiting you just fine, they’re also offering up the Motorola Whisper for $50, regularly $150.

Motorola says your Atrix HD must have an active phone number in order to be eligible for the promotion. Keep in mind that the offer expires June 30th, so you have a few weeks to take advantage of this deal. Once the form has been filled out, you’ll need to use the promo code/coupon by July 15th. Seriously though, anyone out there still using this as their daily driver?


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I’m still waiting for ICS on my non-HD Atrix

    1. lol…I remember when they promised the original Atrix and the original Photon 4g would get ICS, only to pull an about face. And that was prior to the Google acquisition. Here we are, a few years later, and Motorola still can’t get their act together. They’re the reason I jumped to the Note series and haven’t looked back. Motorola has so much potential to be great again, but keep tripping themselves up.

      1. Yep, never wanted to support that company again after that whole fiasco.

    2. I remember my original Atrix. That was so many phones ago.

      1. Pepperidge farm also remembers

  2. I forgot all about this phone

  3. wow i know I have one floating around djrbliss bootloader unlocked worked like a charm plus the maxx batteryI had such a good phone

  4. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me

  5. If you can’t get KitKat… Lollipop? I had high hopes for Motorola when Google owned them.

  6. Meanwhile, the original Moto X is still on Kitkat.

    1. Only 12.5% of android devices are on Lollipop according to the latest numbers from Google…so any phone other than a new flagship device being on KitKat still is not a surprise…

  7. That motoblur is just gross

  8. Used to be my main phone when it was released. I still have it actually. It’s painfully slow to interact with but I still use it as a music player every now and then.

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