AT&T Rolls Out Jelly Bean Update for Motorola Atrix HD

Paul Lilly

Motorola makes good on its promise to bring Jelly Bean to the Atrix HD.

Just in time for the holidays, AT&T today announced that it's gift wrapped Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Motorola Atrix HD smartphone owners. The over-the-air (OTA) update brings the Atrix HD up to speed with Google's latest and greatest major version of Android (the 4.2 build, also called Jelly Bean, is actually the newest available), and makes it AT&T's fourth Jelly Bean device, joining the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III, and HTC One X.

One of the biggest reasons to upgrade is the introduction of Google Now , a standout feature of Jelly Bean, followed closely by Project Butter, which virtually eliminates device lag. Project Butter allows the CPU and GPU to run in parallel, and along with other tricks, it has a big impact on performance.

Motorola recently updated its Jelly Bean roadmap and kept true to its promise of delivering Jelly Bean to Atrix HD owners in December. Other Motorola devices that were upgraded this month include the Droid Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD.

This should be old hat to Android users, but in case you're new to the scene, to manually check for a Jelly Bean update on your Atrix HD devices, head over to Settings > About > Phone > Software Updates.

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