Two days ago, we mentioned that Motorola was starting a soak test for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the Motorola Atrix 2. It must have gone well, because starting today, the update is rolling out for all Atrix 2 users.
Motorola announced the update on their website today, noting that this update is indeed available for all users of the Atrix 2. The specific Android version is 4.0.4, build number 67.21.125.
Included in the update is Motorola’s SMARTACTIONS app, which automates tasks by allowing you to set up rules. You can use this app to help save battery life, for example, or send a text to someone when you miss a call from them. Motorola has also replaced the standard Contacts app with People, which includes larger pictures and more profile information. Other more standard ICS features like Face Unlock are, of course, also included.
While the update mostly adds features, a few things have been removed. Adobe Flash is no longer installed by default. Users can still download Flash themselves, but it may not work correctly. Motorola has also removed a number of widgets and its social networking apps. A full list of the changes made with this update is available on the Motorola website.
How to Update
If you haven’t yet been notified that the update is available, you can check manually by going to “Settings” > “About Phone” > “System Updates.” Motorola says to make sure that your Atrix 2 is connected to Wi-Fi before attempting to install the update. It isn’t clear if you will be notified of the availability of the update if you aren’t connected to Wi-Fi. Motorola also mentions to make sure that your battery is more than 50% charged before starting installation of the update.
Have you got the Motorola Atrix 2 ICS update installed yet? How does it seem to be working?