Motorola‘s second-generation ATRIX smartphone has been available for quite a while now, but it finally seems AT&T is ready to give some update love to the device by announcing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the ATRIX 2. Users will soon see an over-the-air update on their devices that will update their phones to Google‘s second-latest Android offering.
The new update fixes a handful of bugs and improves performance all around, including faster page loading and tabbed browsing in the new web browser, as well as new locking/unlocking features that allow you to unlock your ATRIX 2 directly to a variety of apps like the camera, text messages, or the phone dialer.
Users can now also use Face Unlock, which unlocks your phone using your front-facing camera for facial recognition. You can create folders on your homescreen, and there’s also a new “swipe away” notifications bar. On top of these features, the update is also changing some things around. For instance, the contacts app is being replaced with the new People app, which pulls in information from different sources and gathers it into one place.
AT&T says you can get the update now by going to Settings > About phone > System updates, or you can just wait for a notification that will prompt you to update. Make sure you have access to a WiFi connection, since the update won’t install over a data connection. Check out our full review of the ATRIX 2 for more details about the phone.