Motorola has confirmed via their support forum that the company is currently prepping a software update for their Atrix 4G Android-powered smartphone, which launched on AT&T’s network not too long ago. As is customary, though, the company isn’t being forthcoming with what the update includes. What they are doing, though, is allowing for owners of the Atrix 4G who would like to sign up for software testing to do so. These would be beta testers for the upcoming software update. Motorola is currently asking for 1,000 testers, and sign-ups can be found here. You’ll have until 11am Central Time on March 25th, 2011 to sign up. Motorola says that “a list of enhancements” will be provided once registration closes, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to spill the whole canister of beans tomorrow. Here’s what you shouldn’t expect, apparently: HSUPA support.
Years ago, I got screwed when I beta tested Internet Explorer 6.0 for Microsoft, as it caused a total crash of my computer (along with many many other's computers experiencing the same dreaded fate). In the words of Monica Lewinsky, "That left a bad taste in my mouth". So, I think it best to forgo the beta testing on a device that organizes my entire life. I mean one beta mishap; and instead of visiting the dentist, next Tuesday at 11:00 AM, it'll tell me that I have a 11:00 AM luncheon meeting - IN HONG KONG. Keep your beta testing; as I'll be patient and wait for the announcement that the new operating system is bug-free and up and running; as I wouldn't want to miss my dental appointment.