Less than a week ago, Motorola updated its ICS upgrade timeline, moving back the tentative release timeframes for many devices. Among those was the Atrix 2, which got its status pushed from "Q3 of 2012" to "further plans coming soon." Initially, that didn't leave us with any sort of good thought, but it looks like we were wrong.


Motorola just released the changelog and other installation information to its My Moto Care site, indicating that the update is indeed coming much sooner than we anticipated. So soon, in fact, that the initial soak test has already begun rolling out.


As shown in both the changelog and the above screenshot, this will bump the Atrix 2 up to Android 4.0.4, with a build number of 67.21.125. This update brings numerous new features with it, including a whole new look, improved lockscreen, folder support, enhanced notifications, improved settings, and all the other great things that come along with ICS.

For those who have already gotten the soak build, hope you're enjoying your new ICS-ified handset! All other Atrix 2 owners should sit tight, the update should begin rolling out to everyone shortly.

[Motorola; Thanks for the screenshot, Anon!]

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  • woopts

    oh my weenies! a sigh of relief but hopefully this is REAL and fixes the crap with my Atrix 2. Come on baby!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Of course, it's real.

  • UmangKedia

    I agree that Motorola is always late in updates but there updates are not buggy as Samsung and HTC's. I have used ICS on HTC sensation and its pure crap

    • Jim

      And that's exactly why I went with the Atrix 2 over the choices from Samsung and HTC. My main goal was a phone that would receive the ICS update and it looks like Motorola almost screwed us. I say that because it was announced today that Atrix users will not receive the upgrade, even though they had been slated to. Meanwhile, S3 users are now waiting on jellybean, which makes me wish I had gone with that phone, now.

      • UmangKedia

        Dude obviously S3 is far better than Atrix 2. I was talking abt mid range phones

  • Rob Ot

    Of course one thing to consider here is that 4.0.4 should work better then old 2.3.6 We would not want to jump out of the frying pan into the fire.

  • Matt Peterson

    And the Atrix 2 is really close the the Moto Photon, so maaaaaybe us too?

    • stewartsoda

      No, it isn't. You're thinking of the Atrix 4G.

  • Paul Easter

    And all the Bionic users are left scratching their heads/cursing Motorola and Verizon. Again.

    • stewartsoda

      I have a friend that had a Bionic. I say "had" because he went out and bought an iPhone 5. He was an Android fan, had an OG Droid, but was tired of being screwed.

      • DrewNusser

        I guess he wasn't paying attention when iPhone 4 users were told they didn't get Siri or turn-by-turn. Older Androids still get the cool features, but iUsers get a magical version number.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karl-Yeager/100001630715561 Karl Yeager

        Ask your friend to open his WiFi analyzer app and looka t surrounding networks...Ooops sorry Apple locked the API for that in iOS5...can't do that any more...

  • TinmanTinman

    how can i pull the update now ...it still shows no updates available in the settings ...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It's still in soak test stage - the wide release will go out if the soak test is successful.

  • Heather

    So when do we get Jellybean update?