News by Dan Seifert on Saturday July 23, 2011.
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Just a few short days after Motorola sent the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the ATRIX 4G to beta testers, the company has now made it available for all to download. Included in the update are all of the goodies that come with Gingerbread, plus interface improvements from Motorola and a feature that users have been clamoring for since the ATRIX 4G was released.
In addition to the standard Android 2.3 Gingerbread improvements, Motorola has updated its custom interface on the ATRIX 4G to include a new dock with customizable shortcuts, an organized app tray, refreshed Gallery and Music apps, and the ability to dismiss notifications individually. Webtop browsing when the ATRIX is used with Motorola's Lapdock accessory has been improved, and the phone can now playback 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixel) HD video.
Finally, Motorola and AT&T have made the sideloading option available to users, so they can now install any apps they want, including the Amazon Appstore for Android. Users should get a notification on their phones when the update is ready to be downloaded and installed, or they can manually download it from Motorola if they are so inclined. [Motorola via This Is My Next]
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