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Motorola releases an update to the Atrix mobile phone

Recent Google acquisition Motorola Mobility has made public that its Atrix handset that can be attached to a docking station and turned into a laptop, has received an update to a new version of Gingerbread which brings in several improvements to the handset's performance.

Motorola announced this news over Facebook, from their Motorola Europe account and in a message that reads: ‘The upgrade to Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) is now available for T-Mobile UK Motorola ATRIX owners.' whilst adding ‘Please visit or to for instructions and to download.'

This comes off the back of a similar announcement by Motorola on November 25th, where the same version of Android ‘Gingerbread' 2.3 was unveiled for Atrix mobile phones on the Orange network

The update brings the build on the Motorola Atrix to the build 45.31.0, which includes the new 2.3.4 platform; with new UI themes; improved touchscreen keyboard in both landscape and portrait mode; a new copy and paste functionality; improved power management; better application management; a new download manager; support for VoIP/SIP calls; new camera application for accessing multiple cameras and support for ever larger screens.

There is also the removal Libpng native code execution vulnerability; with auto accept of Bluetooth pairing removed too for handsfree profile vulnerability; a patch for Android browser vulnerability with social network support for Flickr and YouTube.

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.