Gingerbread (Android 2.3) is finally available on the Motorola Atrix 4G!  Updates and changes since the original launch include a new version of Motorola's Applications Platform, the ability to sideload applications and uninstall AT&T-branded software, battery life improvements, and enhancements to select apps.  Outside of the changes, overall performance is significantly better - the lag that plagued the Atrix at launch is completely gone, putting it on par with other Motorola handsets like the PHOTON 4G, DROID 3, DROID X2.  With the Gingerbread update, the Motorola Atrix 4G rises to become the best Android handset on AT&T.

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"Now that the Atrix 4G has Gingerbread, is it better than the iPhone?"

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Rico Woods
Rico Woods Android will aways be superior.... custom everything ... I mean everything to led light notification start up ui, data speed. Text, free wifi free everything, international. Call text. Office, scans banking, u name it, android phones and especially. The newer ones actually can and will by 2012 will sir pass tablets mini not books and be just as capable. As laptops. Real stuff cuz I can do everything. From my phone. Literally, games I play. PSP and down, emulators start my car, so is Iphone the better than atrix nahhh. Even if jail broken which did to my homies prepaid iphone 4 that gets unlimited everything text internet apps the whole inchalota lol and still a rooted atrix with gingerbread no competion and yeah rooting iz safe....
Cosmic TJ
Cosmic TJ @Ali Define better. I have both here and explored them both thoroughly. I keep coming back to the iPhone. For me the iPhone has the better overall experience, even tho the GS2 is faster.
Ali Khan
Ali Khan First of all it was always better then the iPhone... and 2nd nothing compared to GS2... NOTHING!
Jozef Sakac
Jozef Sakac GS2 is the king now.
Skye Villanueva
Skye Villanueva Nope.....its needs to get red of anything moto blur or whatever u want to call it......now the g2x is better then the iphone
Ayoub Hage
Ayoub Hage Anything is better then the iPhone
Stiven Cabrera
Stiven Cabrera Stop comparing Android to the iPhone. The iPhone should be compared to the Android.
Sunny Rattan
Sunny Rattan I love how everyone says "who needs or wants an iPhone?" well, iPhone sales speak for themselves and the fact that they are comparing newer phones to the iPhone 4 still speaks volume. Android is a good os but you shouldn't hate on apple because you think it's "the cool thing to do". I don't own an atrix (owned a droid x and thunderbolt though) so I can't really say if the atrix is better, but I love the iPhone.
Roth Rous
Roth Rous iPhone hands down is the beast that rules this jungle! I used to love android, but the sucky battery life and ridiculous fragmentation is LAME with a capital "L"!
Deepak Bhakoo
Deepak Bhakoo I lurve my galaxy and that too s 2 <3
Edgar Llama
Edgar Llama My lil bro has a virgin mobile phone he get 3 bars in my house i have the atrix an its 4g with full bars an he gets faster data speed -.-
Jesus G. Nolasco
Jesus G. Nolasco Everything is better than the garbage iPhone. IPhone is for sheep people
Sara Stenberg
Sara Stenberg Had an iPhone, now an Atrix, loved my iPhone, but I really love my Atrix too. Gingerbread feels a lot like iOS to me.
Joshua Becker
Joshua Becker When the shitty battery life of Android is fixed, I may reconsider.
Edgar Gonzalez
Edgar Gonzalez El na
Joshua Becker
Joshua Becker Fuck no, the Atrix is still a piece and will NEVER beat the iPhone, nor will any Android unless Google actually fixes A lot of stuff.....
Nic Gruwell
Nic Gruwell comments about how the iphone is a dumbed down smartphone are ridiculous. there is a huge difference between dumbed down and easy to use.
Rico Woods
Rico Woods The stupid thing about the question oz every 1 GZ PHONE from the evo 4g to now is better than the iPhone 4 if running 2.2 hilarious. And to top it off, if any of those phones are rooted what competition
Taylor Rentschler
Taylor Rentschler NO!!!!! NOT AT ALL!!!!! IT DOESN'T COMPETE!!!!!!
James LeBlanc
James LeBlanc Damn those comparaison to the iphone! They're both good! It's like coparing Cadillac to Lincoln!
Greg Phifer
Greg Phifer I think it always has been Motorola's application platform is a much needed improvement over motoblur but if I could have one thing that would be pinch gestures on the homescreens to open all of them the only way you can open them up now is to hit the home button on the homescreen
Leighton Chappell
Leighton Chappell No
Michael Ward
Michael Ward Why do people continue to compare everything to the iPhone? At this point its seriously not even comparable anymore.
Brad Allison
Brad Allison Not a chance
Cameron Tanner
Cameron Tanner iPhones are good, but get tired of them after a year or so, because it's the same old same old, but with android you can change basically everything, I prefer android over iOS, but the things I would love to carry around in my pocket is a android phone with a physical keyboard, and a iPod touch 4g, I got the iPod touch part, but I also got a iPhone and want a new phone lol
Lee Jack
Lee Jack Please compare to sgs2, iphone is for primary school kids, or maybe kindergarten?
Danu Carrión Perales
Danu Carrión Perales i swear, i think phonedog is the only site still mentioning the iphone and saying "is ___ better than iphone?" everyone has gotten over that already.. the new standard has been set by sgs2, every phone now is compared to that one, only stupid fans think that iphone is still up there
Huey Liggins
Huey Liggins @marcus. Your right I admit. But see when iPhone users jail broke their iPhone, android users would say "the iPhone ant worth shit. You have to jailbreak it to get good use out of it" now that I'm saying that about your phones your claiming that rooting your phone is acceptable. The iPhone as it is great and beats other phones. But once an android device is "rooted" it becomes a great phone. So I Stan by what I said. The only phone that can compete with the iPhone 4 is the evo and in addition to that, maybe the phone that you mentioned as well. Id yet Becuase haven't seen it in action
ShehrYar Asghar
ShehrYar Asghar the atrix was better than the iphone before it got gingerbread
Agustin Torres
Agustin Torres Nop iPhone is the Lord of all mobile devices n the earth and some other planets iPhone rocks
Zakari Ghachi
Zakari Ghachi I don't like fruits Android FTW
Mahir Zaman
Mahir Zaman obviously its far more better!~
David Harness
David Harness Yep. Though it was great before.
Taurean McDade
Taurean McDade any android is better than the iphone its garbage who wants a iphone
Tony Venegas
Tony Venegas Every phone is better than the iphone :)
Ben Mattson
Ben Mattson Nope. Still substandard.
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???? ???? ??????? Every phone under the sun is getting gingerbread except for the thunderbolt! What the hell?!
Earl Ugalde
Earl Ugalde i like the fact that i can do many things with an android over an iphone...and i am NOT a root user...someone mentioned out the box stock that an iphone is better. that is subject to opinion, and i disagree. although an iphone does obstruct my view of my customized wall paper better...
Jon Jerico Calanio
Jon Jerico Calanio @Nick Kalman: Keep drinking that Kool-Aid, bro.
Phillip McGriff
Phillip McGriff ANDROID has a great platform, love it! IOS has great Hardware, both are official & Unique in their own way :D
Jon Jerico Calanio
Jon Jerico Calanio Lol, rooted Android does more, and doesn't hamper performance. We can do entire ROM image backups, OTA syncing of custom firmware, editing of system-level files and more. The reason iOS is smoother than Android is due to its implementation of hardware acceleration. Once 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is out, that Apple advantage becomes moot because Google will also feature HW optimization.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline @Rian. No it hasn't lol.
Nick Kalman
Nick Kalman It's Android so the answer is NO. WebOS, WP7, iOS better then Android.
Cole Mastin
Cole Mastin Atrix is faster i will give it that
Cole Mastin
Cole Mastin Iphone vs android....winner android.....jailbroken iphone vs android.....winner jb iphone hands down...there is not 1 android phone that feels or operates as smooth as the iphone 4...when ios 5 comes out its gonna step everthimg up and im writing this on a infuse ive owned many android phones and none compared to my jb i phone 4
Rian Kapadia
Rian Kapadia It already was
Francis San Pedro
Francis San Pedro But will a specific android phone top an iPhone?
Bryant Eruchalu
Bryant Eruchalu ios5 is an android copy lol
Nic Gruwell
Nic Gruwell bc android actually sucks.. iphone 5 plus ios 5 will be amazing.
Deepak Bhakoo
Deepak Bhakoo Every fucking phone is better than iphone in more than one way. Is that clear. Why the hell PD always compare everything with iphone?
Darryl Mouzone
Darryl Mouzone I have both the Atrix and iPhone 4 and they're both great phones in my opinion. I can't pick a winner because I use them both equally. If you do buy an Atrix you won't be disappointed at all.
Michael Pitts
Michael Pitts @Brandon Johnson I agree 110% there all pretty damn good, I personally had a iPhone before switching to Android and have to say that both are damn good buy I would find it hard to ever go back to the iPhone due to being able to customize the phone to my specifics. Plus Rooting vs Jailbreaking.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Marcus you can do alot more with a jailbroken iphone than any rooted android device. And you can only customize so much without rooting. Android gets boring after a while, Even most custom ROMS suck or they drain your battery faster.
Karsten Crumpler
Karsten Crumpler the motorola atrix 4g is better than the iphone. thanks to your great reviews on youtube i think i might get it
Tony Fischer
Tony Fischer No.
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Nope
Brent Legendre
Brent Legendre i like the cookies but on a phone, who cares except for teenagers.
Garrett Vincent
Garrett Vincent Iphone ws great for innovating the set phone market but android has picked up where apple left off. I apple has no more ideas if they did why would they be suing everyone to stop everyone beating them to the future.
Adam Cuong Tran
Adam Cuong Tran IOS step aside, you may revolutionize the phone world but android will take it from here.
William Robles
William Robles Yeah
David McNeill
David McNeill Android loonies have become more tiresome than the Apple variety. This notion that a person is somehow unique individual because they alter their mobile phone appearance is comical. Way to see the bigger picture. Back on point, i doubt the Atrix is better but my Galaxy S2 certainly is
Jerry Adney
Jerry Adney I would imagine that like most comparisons between high end smart phones there are strengths and weaknesses on each end. The trick is finding the one that hits most of the things that are important to you.
Allen Drewe
Allen Drewe I find it better and I own both
Andy Huggins
Andy Huggins Androids awesome! Motorola and iPhone products suck royally!!!
Marcus Bröker
Marcus Bröker @Huey the EVO 3D is junk. You need to compare it to the HTC Sensation. The 4.3" qHD display is gorgeous and the dual core is fast. And the whole point of android is about what you do to it after you unbox it. It's called customization. Something the iPhone doesn't have. You don't need to root it to customize it, but rooting it makes it destroy to iPhone. There's a reason Android controls 40% of the market. Nice try though :)
Wutthichai Rit-Uan
Wutthichai Rit-Uan Yes. it's
Carlos Quinones
Carlos Quinones I really like Motorola's applications UI now. Blur was crap but this software is much improved and has something I think androids been needing all along,.. nice portrait to landscape/landscape to portrait transitions. That couple with smoothness and dual core tegra 2, makes for an amazing device. Can't wait to get the photon 4g.
Jules A. Sinclair
Jules A. Sinclair Melvin who told you that?
Tony Laverty
Tony Laverty I've had two androids htc hero and desire. And two iPhones 3G and 4. Both have their merits but the lets be honest its really the Apple AppStore vs the Android Market. It doesn't really matter which top end handset you own. It comes down to whatever suits your needs. Once the android Market can match the AppStore then we might see a true iPhone beater!
Cosmic TJ
Cosmic TJ I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 5 and a Galaxy S2 in front of me as I type this; nothing beats the iPhone, yet!, even tho the S2 comes close.
Marcus Bröker
Marcus Bröker Why does everything have to be compared to the iPhone? Seriously, it is no comparison. The iPhone is outdated already. iOS is outdated too. Why do you think they are starting to copy Android?
Oscar de la Rosa
Oscar de la Rosa Over*
Oscar de la Rosa
Oscar de la Rosa I really prefere droid obedece iOS...and right now i hace an iPhone 4g
James Latief
James Latief Android sucks. WebOS!
DDove Settles
DDove Settles I just bought on a computer couple of days ago I have had 23 smartphones (junkie) and this is the best by far there is no comparison
Ernest Marvin Esteban
Ernest Marvin Esteban lol, all android phone is better than iphone
Zack Enos
Zack Enos Any android phone is better than the iphone
Melvin Chng Yi Cong
Melvin Chng Yi Cong You can call continuously 18 hours with galaxy s 2... iCrap user... don't you know that???
Danny Téllez
Danny Téllez Who cares. Buy what you want
Tham Ye Yang
Tham Ye Yang nopeee
Randy Galvan
Randy Galvan G2 pwnds all....
Romeo Cyril
Romeo Cyril Nope, nuthin beats the IPhone, Dawg:)
Huey Liggins
Huey Liggins Android has passed iOS. I'm an iPhone user btw. But android software + android hardware < iPhone. Sorry but until they come out with great phones with great battery life and stable os, the only android phone that matches up to the iPhone 4 is the evo or evo 3d. And don't even mention what you do to your phone after you unbox it. I'm talking as is
Gordon Christie
Gordon Christie Paul kelly needs some medication them iphone is inferior which is why they resorting to injunctions cost they cant keep up woth android machines
Danu Carrión Perales
Danu Carrión Perales lol it always has been better than iphone... for christ sakes, tell me something the iphone offers that atrix doesnt...
Alberto Garcia Flores
Alberto Garcia Flores are there any news for the galaxy s 4G's update?
Nick Weiss
Nick Weiss IPhone owners= sheepeople
Ronnie Apodaca
Ronnie Apodaca To each his own... each have their pros and cons... android is fully customizeable, but you need apps to do basic things, where as other os's like bb and windows have them built in.
AdRienne Miller
AdRienne Miller I think it is better with Gingerbread. I ended up exchanging the Atrix 3xs.it is true 3xs is a charm. I think with the Gingerbread it is better phone all around.
Steve Doré
Steve Doré Commented using atrix
Steve Doré
Steve Doré The best phone os is webos
OG Gang
OG Gang lmao atrix has cm7 ... do a video on that !
Jennifer Lee
Jennifer Lee it was probably better than the iphone before it got gingerbread....i know my evo 3D is :)
Christopher Percy
Christopher Percy Gingerbread? If it makes me food then its a win...
Tony Gallardo
Tony Gallardo Windows Phone ftw
Brandon Johnson
Brandon Johnson I am so tired of hearing the "people who own an iPhone, don't have a mind" stance. There are more people with android phones who don't know wtf it is, fanboys I swear. iOs is pretty good, android is pretty good and WP7 is getting better, stop being so damn slanted.
Anh-Tuan Le
Anh-Tuan Le Is "Gingerbread" "magic"? Then, no.
Timothy Villar
Timothy Villar Anything is better than the iPhone.
Stephen M. Knipe II
Stephen M. Knipe II Definitely, it was better before! And when/if it gets ICS it will be even better...
Curt Popejoy
Curt Popejoy There are a few phones on the market better than the iPod touch with a phone in it, but the atrix isn't one of them.
Chris King
Chris King It's just Froyo with a theme
Foo Joon Sunn
Foo Joon Sunn It is when it receives the CM7 treatment.

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