We’ve been at the UK launch of the Motorola Atrix today, ahead of its release through Orange tomorrow, and we’ve picked up some interesting details. The Motorola Atrix will be getting an Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” update in the UK – and it could be at the same time as the update rolls out in the US.
We asked Motorola’s vice president of international marketing, Andrew Morley, whether there were plans for the Motorola Atrix to receive an update form 2.2 Froyo to 2.3 Gingerbread in the UK. His answer? “Yes, there are. We haven’t announced timings but we have announced plans for the intentions.”
Motorola’s European arm has previously been notoriously tardy updating previous Android phones compared to its prompt US side, but Morley says that we could see the 2.3 update roll out on to Atrix phones on both sides of the pond simultaneously. “Yes, that would certainly be the desire,” he told us, though he did point out that the Motorola Atrix has been on sale through AT&T in the US already for more than a month.
Would a prompt 2.3 update make you consider the Motorola Atrix over the Samsung Galaxy S 2? Let us know in the comments!