The update is rolling out now and is a plug in and update jobbie – no over the air updates for you – so you’ll need to grab a spare USB cable before you head over to this page to start downloading the update.
The Motorola page states that “Motorola Software Update provides the latest approved software for devices that are in warranty. Please note that your device’s warranty status will be automatically verified prior to proceeding with an update,” so if you’ve rooted your Motorola Atrix, then you might not be able to get Gingerbread this way.
Motorola also says that the software update will delete “all third-party media, including but not limited to, music, pictures, ringtones, and screensavers,” so back up your pictures, and music before starting the update as well.
“Third party applications and some custom settings CANNOT be automatically restored after the device has been updated,” states Motorola, so don’t say they didn’t warn you.
Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread will give you access to easier cut ‘n paste, easier management of downloads and most importantly, closes a security loophole, allowing you to securely use open public Wi-Fi.