Motorola has begun rolling out the Ice Cream Sandwich update to a selected set of people as part of a “soak test”, which will determine if there are any bugs or issues with the update. This basically means that the company is indeed preparing the update contrary to previous reports. So good news awaits Atrix 2 owners in the U.S. This comes as a relief to the owners of the smartphone who received a scare when a report which broke a few days ago suggested that the Android 4.0 update for the Atrix 2 could be cancelled. For confirmation, a new screenshot has appeared has been posted by one of the testers.
The Motorola Atrix 2 launched last year as a successor to the heavily acclaimed Motorola Atrix 4G. The smartphone broke cover on AT&T’s network and did fairly well too. However, Motorola has always been criticized for its slow update roll out. The company struggles to support its smartphones which is very unfortunate considering that Motorola has or had a strong consumer base in the U.S. The Motorola Atrix 2 was said to be in line for an Ice Cream Sandwich update, which didn’t come as a surprise given the status of the device in the company’s lineup. And last month, Motorola rolled out the ICS update to India while leaving the American customers in the dark. So the general feeling was that Motorola would roll out the update in the U.S too, though slightly later. But that didn’t happen. And to make matters worse, Motorola changed the status of the Atrix 2 update from arriving in Q3 to “further plans coming soon”. But we finally have sort of a confirmation that the update will indeed be rolled out, unless the soak test finds bugs which could delay the process further.
It’s about time really that the Atrix 2 got the update, especially considering that most parts of the world already have received it by now. While claims of Motorola’s lazy update schedule is all over the internet, Atrix 2 owners can finally breathe a sigh of relief. One would imagine that Motorola would change its habits with the company now closely involved with Google, but that seems to make no difference. We hope the company changes its attitude towards older devices with smartphones like the Droid Razr M, Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD about to enter the market. These smartphones will most likely be bundled with Android 4.0.4 out of the box with a Jelly Bean update on the horizon. So there you have it Atrix 2 owners, an update is on its way. We’ll keep you posted on more information regarding the update.