After Samsung begin to roll out the filmware updates for the Samsung Galaxy S3, Motorola too, have began to roll out updates for one of its most popular device, the Motorola Atrix 2. Although the update only bring Motorola Atrix 2 filmware from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich, it is still a critical update for the device. Below is the list of features and functionality for the device:
New User Interface
|Look and Feel
|Updated colors, font, icons, and animations. Added adjustable text size.
|Enhanced lockscreen to include quick access to dialer, text messaging, camera, and homescreen.
|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.
|Enhanced notifications window to include access tosettings menu and new swipe to dismiss functionality forindividual notifications.
|Created a reorganized and easier to navigate settingsmenu, including toggles for airplane mode, Wi-Fi, and
|Redesigned keyboard for faster input with improved errorcorrection and word suggestion.
|Enhanced Email app with address auto-completion, quickresponse emails, and searching across folders andsubfolders.
|Improved the camera with time-lapse video, snapshotsduring video recording, ability to use volume keys asshutter button, updated zoom control look and feel, andflash-assisted low light focus.
|Upgraded voice input engine to allow for continuous dictation, pausing, and inclusion of punctuation.
|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.
|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.
|Added facial recognition technology for a new way to unlock the user’s phone.
|Replaced the contacts app with the new People app,which includes larger pictures and rich profile information.
|Added capability to take screenshots by holding both the power and volume down keys for a few seconds.
|Due to Adobe’s discontinuation of Flash development, Flash Player is no longerPre loaded to this device. Existing installations of Flash Player may or maynot play Flash video properly. Alternatively, the new HTML5 standard issupported for Web video.
|Social Status widget and the Social Networking Apps & Widgets have beenremoved in favor of 3rd party apps and widgets available from Google PlaySome 3rd party social networking apps and widgets may be preloaded withthis upgrade.
|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, and3rd party downloadable widgets are available as alternatives.
|Universal Inbox app has been removed with the Email app allowingconsolidation of messages from various email accounts.