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Sprint Photon Q Jelly Bean update starts its roll out today

Jelly Bean and a long list of bug fixes highlight the OTA that begins today

Fans of the Motorola Photon Q have a reason to celebrate today, as Sprint and Motorola have released the Jelly Bean update for the slider. The 9.8.2Q-122_XT897_FFW-5 update brings the Photon Q to platform version Android 4.1, brings the Jelly Bean goodies like Project Butter and Google Now, and has a laundry list of fixes and patches. Here's that list:

  • 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

Like all OTA updates for Sprint phones, this one is rolling out in stages. It starts today, so be sure to check for the update in your settings if you've been waiting. If you've received the update, or just want to shoot the breeze while you wait, the forums is a great place to be.

Source: Sprint

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • Another Sprint update.... Coming fast and furious lately compared to some others...
  • Probably one of the best QWERTYs to date, and it just got better.
  • Better than the Photon 4g. lol
  • yep. i have the 4g and got burned by the "it'll be updated soon after release," "well, not soon, but we're almost done with the update," "erm, just kidding, your phone isn't going to be updated, enjoy your gingerbread!"
  • Well it's about time.. Hopefully this fixes my issues that were fixed in other Sprint phones back in the Fall!
  • Thats a lie all this articles are false... i check to update and still nothing and i called motorola and stated is still on soak test and soon it will be official ota update ...
  • so then its not a lie, you're just throwing a hissy fit because its not getting to your phone as fast as youd like. Very mature, btw
  • it wasn't even slated to release until 5/6. patience. i haven't received mine yet. :-)