Ice Cream Sandwich Update for Atrix 2 released by Motorola

There’s good news for owners of the Motorola Atrix 2. Motorola has stated that the official update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been released in the US and should be making its way to Atrix 2’s soon. While the update has been available in India for a couple of weeks, customers in the US will now be able to taste the goodness of ice cream sandwiches as well.

Motorola has released full details of what the update – with software version 67.21.125 – will bring, which you can take a look at below.

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 settingsmenu, 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, snapshotsduring 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 andUpdated 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 thepower and volume down keys for a few seconds.

The update should be available for your Atrix 2 in the coming days, though you can also manually check for it in the Settings » About phone » Download » Install menu on the phone. It’s been a long wait, yes, but the wait is finally at an end, so go get your Ice Cream Sandwich!

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