The Motorola Photon Q is one of the few smartphones that has shipped with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard in quite a while. The handset overall is an interesting one, yet never gained much attention. Well, today the device is getting a little more attention, as the roll-out of Android Jelly Bean is set to begin today for the device.
The 9.8.2Q-122_XT897_FFW-5 update will bring the following to the Photon Q:
- Google OS upgrade to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- 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
One of the best features within Android Jelly Bean is Google Now and Enhanced Search, which the Photon Q will soon be able to utilize. Other great features within Jelly Bean include Project Butter, Expandable Notifications, and some nice Camera tweaks.
If you’re rocking the Motorola Photon Q on Sprint, then make sure you check to see if there’s a sweet update waiting for you now!