The Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update for the original Motorola Atrix has started rolling out in Europe today. That comes exactly as Motorola had promised about a month ago. If the 15th isn’t ‘mid-November’, we don’t know what is. So yeah, some good news there for Atrix owners outside the US. On the other hand, Ice Cream Sandwich is almost out, so if you like your smartphone to always run the latest version of the operating system, buying the Atrix was probably a mistake.
Anyway, the update is first out for Atrix devices bought from Vodafone Germany as well as those purchased unlocked in Northern Europe. Other countries should expect to see the update arrive next week. That said, the update is probably going to take a while to reach all of Europe’s Atrixes. But at least it’s finally on its way.
The update brings enhanced security, improved power management, alongside all the tasty Gingerbread bits. If you’re impatient and want to manually check if it’s available for your handset, go to Settings > About Phone > System Update. Maybe you’ll get lucky. Otherwise, there’s still a bit of waiting to do. But by now you’re probably used to that.