Motorola Atrix HD Receives Android 4.1 Update

Motorola's Atrix HD has, as promised, received Google's Jelly Bean Android 4.1 update, which is now available for the AT&T smartphone.

The U.S.'s second-largest carrier confirmed that its subscribers can manually install the Jelly Bean update by navigating to Settings > About Phone > Software Updates on the device.

Android 4.1 introduces a variety of improvements and features, including Google Now, a smarter keyboard and richer notifications. Also included is Quick Settings, enhanced widget support, as well as offline voice-to-text.

The Atrix HD is now the the fourth Android smartphone from AT&T to receive the 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Previous models includes the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X+.

The most recent devices that received Android 4.1 were the Motorola Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD, with the Google-owned smartphone manufacturer set to release the update for the the Electrify M and both versions of the Xoom tablet during Q1, 2013.

Sometime during 2013, Motorola will also launch Jelly Bean for the Razr, Razr Maxx, Droid 4, Droid Bionic, Photon Q and Electrify 2.


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  • Android Jelly bean is smooth as butter with excellent stock android user experience ...I'm running 4.1.2 cyanogenmod on my nexus s...excellent... However, Google really needs to get a handle on the various android versions roaming the wild...Android users would really appreciate it...
  • Updated my Galaxy S3; Download size was 334MB. It only took a few minutes to install
  • "Android Jelly bean is smooth as butter with excellent stock android user experience..."

    But Jelly Bean breaks Bluetooth voice dialing. The Voice search in general (or Google Now?) is not as good as on my old EVO. On the Verizon DNA I was only able to voice dial a contact after going into the settings and removing everything but “People” from the search. That still did not get the Bluetooth working. Kept trying to dial voice mail and such.