Its raining Jelly Bean updates! After the One X, S3, and the Note 2, its time for the Motorola/AT&T Atrix HD to get some Jelly Bean love.
The Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the ATRIX HD will bring with Google Now, an enhanced notification bar, Project Butter for a lag-free experience, improved battery life, enhanced Camera app with improved auto focus, filmstrip mode for the gallery and more.
Motorola has also included some of its own new features including Drive Smart with enhanced voice search, which lays special emphasis on texting and driving, and automatically sets the phone to auto-reply to calls and texts when the user is driving.
While Motorola has already started rolling out the update, it can take up to two weeks for the roll-out to be complete. If you own a ATRIX HD and cannot wait for the update, just head over to Settings -> About Phone and select the ‘Software Update’ option. Make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network before proceeding though, since the update is pretty hefty in size.
Via – AT&T
What do you do when you ship phones with locked down bootloader and receive community backlash for it? You start releasing a developer variant of every phone you announce that comes with an unlockable bootloader.
Motorola has taken this formula to heart and has released a developer variant of all the RAZR handsets it announced earlier this year with unlockable bootloaders. Today, the company announced that it is soon going to release the Developer edition of the ATRIX HD. Like all other developer edition handsets from Motorola, the ATRIX HD bootloader will be locked by default. Once the developer unlocks it, he will be essentially be saying good bye to the phone’s warranty.
I am not really sure what is the point of releasing Developer edition handsets. Motorola could very well release a bootloader unlocking tool for all its existing devices, using which will void the warranty of the handset.
Anyways, interested developers will have to purchase the ATRIX HD at its full retail price which Motorola will announce sometime soon, along with its release date.
Last week, the Motorola Atrix HD was accidentally revealed by the Google owned company. Today, Motorola has gone ahead and officially announced the Atrix HD. The Atrix HD will be coming to AT&T’s LTE network, and sport a design similar to the RAZR/RAZR MAXX. The handset will also be using a Kevlar back as seen on the RAZR/RAZR MAXX.
Internally, the Atrix HD is like any other latest dual core handset to be released in the United States – a Qualcomm 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, an Adreno 225 GPU, and aGB of RAM. Apart from this, the Atrix HD sports an 8MP camera at its back, and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. The 4.5-inch display on the handset has a 720p resolution, and packs ‘ColorBoost’ technology.
Other usual specs of the handset include GPS with A-GPS, microSD card slot, mini-HDMI out port, 1080p HD video recording, on-screen navigation buttons, and a bunch of sensors. Unsurprisingly, the Atrix HD runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a yet-to-be-named Blur incarnation, which includes some nifty features like Smart Actions, and a new Circle widget.
While AT&T and Motorola have not announced a release date yet, the Atrix HD will be hitting the carrier for only $99 on a two-year contract, making the phone a very tempting buy.