Sprint Photon Q Gets The Android 4.1 Update

Last year Motorola launched the Photon Q smartphone exclusively for the Sprint subscribers in the US. It was the first 4G LTE device to feature a touchscreen display along with a five-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The Motorola Photon Q was originally shipped with the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.

Back in December, Motorola promised to roll out the Android 4.1 update for the Photon Q and 5 other smartphones. After waiting for nearly 5 months, the manufacturer has finally rolled out the much-awaited Jelly Bean update. The latest update brings the usual Jelly Bean goodies along with a number of fixes and patches. Check out the complete changelog below.

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Changelog:

  • Google Now
  • Voice search enhancements
  • Camera includes improved image quality and more intuitive panorama mode
  • Ability to zoom out to filmstrip mode in the Gallery
  • Keyboard includes improved dictionary and text to speech capabilities
  • Notification enhancements
  • Resolved Quick Office closing when reviewing a document
  • Improved GSM roaming connectivity for global use
  • Improved streaming of Sprint TV when location services are turned off
  • Enhanced security and ease of use on the face unlock feature
  • Removed Quick Views, Speed Dial, and MOTOPRINT applications
  • Improved accuracy and response of voice to text for texting, emailing, and web search

This update is numbered 9.8.2Q-122_XT897_FFW-5 and it can be downloaded via Over-The-Air (OTA). If you have not yet received the update, then just go to Settings > About Phone > System updates and select Update Motorola Software. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comment section below.

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Coming To Sprint On August 19

Last month, Motorola unveiled the Android powered Photon Q 4G LTE smartphone. This handset will be exclusively available for the Sprint subscribers in the US. Motorola Photon Q is the first 4G LTE device with a five-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard and world phone capabilities. This handset runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. We have good news for those who were eagerly waiting for the launch of this device. After waiting for nearly a month, Sprint finally announced the price and release date of this amazing device.

David Owens, vice president, Product Development, Sprint, said:
“At Sprint, we recognize there is a large group of our customers that love the ease of a physical QWERTY keyboard. By bringing a device like Motorola PHOTON Q into our portfolio, we are able to give these customers the option of a physical keyboard plus international roaming capabilities to stay connected while traveling abroad.”

motorola photon q 4g lte

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE features a 4.3-inch ColorBoost display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, MotoBlur user interface, 8 megapixel camera with digital zoom and flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, front-facing HD camera for video chat and Google+ Hangout, NFC (Near Field Communication), Sprint ID and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE connectivity, Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR, DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), A-GPS, Google Play Store, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, MicroUSB, FM Radio, 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capability, up to 7.5 hours of talk-time, up to 16 days of stand-by time and a 1785 mAh battery.

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE is currently up for pre-order at the wireless carrier’s official website. This handset will go on sale from August 19. You can get this device for $199.99 with a 2 year service agreement. To pre-order the Photon Q smartphone, head over to this page.

Sprint Unveils The Android 4.0 Powered Motorola Photon Q

Sprint recently announced the new Motorola Photon Q smartphone. This handset runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. Motorola Photon Q is the the first 4G LTE device with a five-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard and world phone capabilities. It comes with a 4.3 inch ColorBoost display along with a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. Motorola Photon Q is the carrier’s seventh device to receive the ULE Platinum Certification, which is the highest level of environmental performance recognized by UL Environment.

Mark Shockley, senior vice president, Go-to-Market, Motorola Mobility, said:
“When we talk to people who love their QWERTY smartphones, it’s evident this segment is passionate about their keyboards. Motorola Photon Q offers a class-leading keyboard and an amazing big screen so you can see and do more with your smartphone.”

motorola photon q

Motorola Photon Q features a 4.3-inch ColorBoost display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, MotoBlur user interface, 8 megapixel camera with digital zoom and flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, front-facing HD camera for video chat and Google+ Hangout, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE connectivity and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, MicroUSB, DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), A-GPS, Google Play Store, FM Radio, NFC (Near Field Communication), 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capability, Sprint ID, up to 7.5 hours of talk-time, up to 16 days of stand-by time and a 1785 mAh battery.

Motorola Photon Q is a business ready smartphone with full corporate security including remote wipe, pin lock and data encryption. It is also the first Sprint phone which comes with the SMARTACTIONS app that intelligently automates the routine and suggests ways to personalize your phone. Motorola has not yet announced the price and availability of this device. Stay tuned for more updates!