Who doesn't love a good software update? Today, Sprint is beginning to rollout a minor upgrade to the Photon Q that brings a few incremental improvements. Sorry, there are no Jelly Beans to be seen, but there are still some things to be excited about. Here are a few of the key features of the newest build:


  • Improved text messaging when requesting usage and upgradeability through Sprint Zone
  • Select number of users to access Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Random power cycle when using Wi-Fi Direct
  • Manually send or auto-sync emails from outbox
  • seamless international text messaging
  • Faster launch and playback using the YouTube application
  • Improved browsing with Google Chrome for Android Mobile Browser
  • Improved MMS functionality

All in all, it's not a huge update by any means, but users of the device should still appreciate the tweaks. As with any OTA, just sit back and wait for the software to hit your phone. Or keep hitting refresh in the Settings menu until your fingertips go numb. Either way.

Source: Sprint

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  • John O’Connor

    I still don't understand what takes Googlerola so long to update their own devices

  • will

    Update bugged my phone up..cant call/revive texts web works fine. Error 16 when I dial out also o got 6 lines of code in my mms box pls fix

    • Anthony Morel

      when you make a call, go all the way through and it will connect you with a sprint rep, they will ask a couple of ?s an then tell you to turn your phone off for 3-5 min. it should be back to normal when you power it back on

  • TheDD

    I have lost 3G now. I need to be on WiFi or maybe I could find LTE somewhere. Was this intended to happen?