Atrix 4G first update falls short, no voice quality improvement

Motorola is poised to offer it's first OTA update to the Motorola Atrix. Unfortunately, it won't address the main gripes Atrix users are grumbling about ... namely voice quality and the lack of HSUPA support. Motorola says they're still working on this fixes for a future OTA update, and that omitting them in this OTA was a "tough decision." There's no real word on what will be in the change log just yet, but it's release, in beta form, will come Friday at 12pm EST, and users can sign up to test it here.

Android sails past BlackBerry to become the number one smartphone platform

Like watching a semi rumble past from the side of the road, Android has sailed past BlackBerry to become the number on smartphone platform in terms of market share. Nearly one third (31.2%) of US Smart phones now run the Google operating system, while only 30.4% of smartphones ran on BlackBerry during the same period from February 2010 to January 2011. Apple's share of the smartphone pie has remained rather flat during the time, while Microsoft's market share was cut nearly in half, even after the debut of Windows Phone 7. The rise of the Android's platform has occurred in just over two years and can largely be due to Google's open source philosophy which has been adopted by a wide range of smartphone manufactures, but really hit it's stride after Motorola released the Droid in 2009.

Motorola Android Tablet In The Wilds, With Specs?

A few days ago we reported that Google's Andy Rubin gave a quick glimpse of an unspecified Motorola Android Tablet while on stage at a conference. Now it appears the tablet makes another appearance thanks to an unknown tipster, who apparently had one hour to play with the device. What we already knew about the tablet is that it would pack a NVIDIA Tegra 2 T20 dual-core chip that would push the Android Honeycomb OS. The tipster states that there will be models with both 7" and 10" displays, as well as different models that will support UMTS, CDMA, and LTE. Additionally, the tablet will have:  32 GB memory, removable memory slot, 5 MP camera in the rear, and 2 MP front facing camera. The tipster reports all this while saying the price will be no more than that of Motorola's high end smartphones. Hopefully the tablet market is gaining a worthy contender and we can enjoy some Honey-Comb. [Via Engadget, Mobile01]

Android 2.2 Recent Concerns

After the highly anticipated release of Android 2.2 updates for Droid X, the update from Android 2.1 to 2.2 has created concerns (and problems) for Motorola forum users. Some of the recently addressed concerns with the new Android OS are random rebooting, WiFi connection and stability issues, battery manager "force close" errors, and media not playing properly.

Motorla Cliq Getting 2.1 Next Month?

For the longest we’ve heard that the Cliq will join the ranks of Android 2.1 in Q2. Well, the end of Q2 is fast approaching, in fact there’s only a few more weeks left in Q2. Tmonews is now reporting that the Cliq will get 2.1 in the begging of July.