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  1. Motorola has just confirmed many of it's devices will be getting that coveted Android 4.0 software. While some doubted the Atrix 4G would get ICS, I stood by confidently and stressed many times that the OG Atrix would get the big update--- after all it's still one of the faster phones on the market, has the Tegra 2 dual-core chip which is almost built for some of ICS's advanced features such as hardware acceleration and of course, indirectly has Google's "direct" backing now. As you all know, the Atrix is one of most MOTO devices featuring the MOTOBLUR custom user interface enhancement. It's not my favorite UI, but it's something I have to deal with as an owner of the device--- whether I like it or not. Motorola has stressed the update would come in Q3 so we have a few things to expect. Motorola owners remember very well that the much-anticipated Gingerbread 2.3 update came in Q3 of 2011--- so we can expect the update to arrive by the end of June at the earliest or in the middle of July at the latest. Also, there are a select group of Atrix 4G owners who are part of the soak testing program--- that is they beta test software normally week in advance before Motorola unveils the final update to the masses. Motorola will have to tweak the basic Android 4.0 code, slap on the MOTOBLUR UI skin on top, get certifications from AT&T, have the soak testers test the software in order to ensure any possible bugs are cleaned up before the final update is unveiled to the masses. It's my understanding that Android 4.0 will GREATLY enhance the overall performance of the Atrix 4G. As owners know all too well, the MOTOBLUR UI from Froyo and now Gingerbread is sluggish to say the least. The software is painfully choppy and clearly not optimized for the powerhouse of the device. Of course a lot of owners threw on a launcher skin such as Launcherpro or ADW and noticed the UI is smooth and fluid like butter. Android 4.0 with the MOTOBLUR UI won't be fluid as some launchers out there, but you can expect the newest iteration of Android to take FAR less resources and also take advantage of the hardware acceleration, which will help with transitioning from screen to screen or scrolling up and down. If you're an Atrix 4G owner, what do you think? I'm just throwing in my two cents, but I am VERY excited about this. Now there's no need for us to throw on a ROM or prematurely upgrade our phones. :-P Roy
  2. Hello everyone! I own this phone for some year and a half. In a first couple of months, I was really pleased with it. However, some problems appeared then. A couple of months ago I noticed that battery started to drain a lot faster than usual and the phone became slower. Killing tasks wasn`t much helpful, neither automatic, nor manual. At that point, I did have a third-party interface, as well as some third-party applications for SMS and so on. That was also problematic, because, for example GO SMS PRO wasn`t able to deliver me a message on time. Also, it appeared that I was unavaiable when the phone was actually on. Because de-installing of those apps wasn`t helpful neither, I decided to perform a factory reset. At first, it did have some effect. However, after some time, the problems re-appeared. After only a month, I did another factory reset, and at this time, I decided to limit the phone to factory defaults only. The fast drainage continued, it became even slower, and- got a parallel life. It started changing screens automatically, launching apps, even using a keyboard. It seems that some invisible finger is on the screen all the time. At first, I thought that it has something to do with the cold weather (because it happened mostly outside), but recently it happened also on the room temperature. At the same time, it seems that some sensors on the touchscreen are virtually dead- I cannot use some buttons on the keyboard and so on. Rotating is sometimes helpful, but not always. As far as I understood, the failiure has something to do with the hardware. But, before I take it to the service, I would like to know what it might be. Thanks in advance!
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