Motorola Atrix 2 Review - Page 2
Running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread with a refined MotoBlur interface makes this a huge difference for the Atrix 2 then it's predecessor. This version of MotoBlur is not as “in your face” as the previous versions of the Blur, no need to sign up for an account just to use the device. 5 home screens you can customize to your hearts content with all the widgets and shortcuts you can handle. As for the text input you the standard multitouch Android keyboard or the fancy Swype keyboard.
Holding the Atrix 2 and poking around on it you have the same feel for this phone as you do any other Android phone. Gingerbread gives you a much improved interface along with a more intuitive virtual keyboard. The front-facing camera allows the young girls to take those “duck face” photos they so love to do and the phone is capable of handling adobe flash content in the Webkit browser. You get 1GB of RAM to help boost performance for loading and running apps.
Speaking of apps the Atrix 2 is compatible with all the Google toys and bells and whistles. Including Gmail, YouTube, Maps with Navigation, Voice Search, Latitude, Places, and more. Motorola also made sure to make the Atrix 2 enterprise friendly with On Device Encryption and Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync. You get several preloaded apps besides the usual Googe fair. Some from AT&T like AT&T Code Scanner, AT&T FamilyMap, AT&T Navigator, Live TV, and myAT&T. Motorola also threw in Qik Lite, Motorola Phone Portal, Quick Office, Yellow Pages, and ZumoCast, a Motorola-owned app that lets you share documents with your home computer. Oh and the best part is you probably already guessed it, most of these are non-removable. You all know my dislike for bloatware if you read some of my other reviews for the other phones I have done like the Xperia Play, Samsung Nexus S, among some others.
Connectivity isn't a problem here with the Atrix 2. You got your Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and the ability of being a mobile hotspot for up to five devices. You also have a Micro-HDMI connection, so you can view your videos from your phone to your big screen. It is also DLNA compatible if you prefer streaming your video wirelessly. Motorola has really stepped up their game recently with the Droid RAZR and with this Atrix 2Continued on the next page