The Motorola Atrix 4G's update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread was teased in a short video leak early last month, but it looks like the new software may finally be coming to end users in the near future. A forum member over at Android Central received an email from Motorola early this morning indicating that the pre-release "soak" test for the Atrix 4G's Gingerbread is about to kick off. The correspondence explains that Moto is looking 1,000 Atrix owners to test out Android 2.3, although it's likely full at this point.
There's no mention of when the update could begin rolling out to Joe Schmoes like you and I, but as long as everything in the test goes smoothly it should be along sometime soon. In the mean time, you can peep the email from Motorola sent out to potential testers below. Get excited, Atrix owners!
You're receiving this email because you've filled out a Motorola Feedback Network survey in the past stating your interest in ATRIX 4G feedback opportunities. As a Motorola Feedback Network member you get advanced notice, like this, of such activities.
We're getting ready to have a pre-release for Gingerbread (Android 2.3.X) on your AT&T ATRIX 4G. Please fill out the following survey to confirm your interest in this soak opportunity. The first 1,000 applicants will be picked on a first come, first serve basis, provided information is correctly filled out. I know there are some questions that are a repeat, sorry, but there is a reason for that. Please fill it out carefully, honestly and accurately as misinformation can cause this exercise to be unsuccessful. You can edit your survey from the same computer until the survey period closes, though it is advisable to fill it out the first time correctly. Duplicates will be excluded with the newer one used.. Secondly, once the survey period closes we'll not be able to update your IMEI. Consider carefully before exchanging your device. .
This survey period tentatively ends at 9am 7/18/11 Central time, provided all spots are filled.
In fairness to other Motorola Feedback Network members, do not forward this communication to other parties (websites, individuals, etc). As part of your MFN survey you agreed to keep all MFN activities and notifications confidential. If we find that you have breached this agreement we may elect to remove you. You can always encourage users to sign up for the Motorola Feedback Network so they can be considered for feedback opportunities in the future.
If accepted, you will receive additional notifications via this email when the soak test activities will begin. Do not email or PM me asking if you are accepted or when it will start as I may elect to remove you from the opportunity.
Thanks again for your interest.