Motorola Gives Out Details On The Atrix 2 Ice Cream Sandwich Update

It’s hard to believe that after all this time many devices still haven’t gotten their updates to Ice Cream Sandwich, but Motorola is leaving its devices behind. They have just posted a support page, which gives all the details as to what the update will entail. However, it doesn’t tell us as to when consumers will be getting their taste of some good ol’ Android 4.0.

While it’s disappointing that we don’t have an exact date, the update should be rolling out soon. Check out the full changelog below, and be sure to let us know how excited your are to get the update for your Atrix!


New User Interface

Look and Feel: Updated colors, font, icons, and animations. Added adjustable text size.
Lockscreen: Enhanced lockscreen to include quick access to dialer, text messaging, camera, and homescreen.
Folders: Added new homescreen folders that let users group apps and shortcuts by dragging one onto another.
All Apps Screen: Updated All Apps screen to include access to both Apps and Widgets.
Notifications: Enhanced notifications window to include access to settings menu and new swipe to dismiss functionality for individual notifications.
Settings: Created a reorganized and easier to navigate settings menu, including toggles for airplane mode, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth®.
Keyboard: Redesigned keyboard for faster input with improved error correction and word suggestion.
Improved Features

Email: Enhanced Email app with address auto-completion, quick response emails, and searching across folders and subfolders.
Camera: Improved the camera with time-lapse video, snapshots during video recording, ability to use volume keys as shutter button, updated zoom control look and feel, and flash-assisted low light focus.
Voice Action: Upgraded voice input engine to allow for continuous dictation, pausing, and inclusion of punctuation.
Webtop: Updated webtop interface to an Android 4.0 tablet-like experience with key apps optimized for the resolution and screen size of external monitors.
New and Updated Apps: Added latest versions of AT&T apps, Pre Loaded apps and Google apps.
New Features

SMARTACTIONS™: Added SMARTACTIONS™ app that intelligently automates routine, everyday tasks and suggests ways to personalize your phone and make your life easier. This app can help you extend your battery life and do things like automatically send a text to certain missed callers.
Face Unlock: Added facial recognition technology for a new way to unlock the user’s phone.
People App: Replaced the contacts app with the new People app, which includes larger pictures and rich profile information.
Screenshot: Added capability to take screenshots by holding both the power and volume down keys for a few seconds.
Important Changes:

Adobe® Flash®: Due to Adobe’s discontinuation of Flash development, Flash Player is no longer Pre loaded to this device. Existing installations of Flash Player may or may not play Flash video properly. Alternatively, the new HTML5 standard is supported for Web video.
Social Networking: Social Status widget and the Social Networking Apps & Widgets have been removed in favor of 3rd party apps and widgets available from Google Play Some 3rd party social networking apps and widgets may be preloaded with this upgrade.
Widgets: News/RSS Feed, Date & Time, IM Presence, Latitude, Airplane Toggle, Bluetooth Toggle, GPS, Toggle, and Wi-Fi Toggle widgets have been removed. Other preloaded widgets, settings options, and 3rd party downloadable widgets are available as alternatives.
Universal Inbox: Universal Inbox app has been removed with the Email app allowing consolidation of messages from various email accounts.


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