26
Apr

QWERTY phones might be few and far between but they haven't died out completely. If you have a Motorola Photon Q and you're on C Spire, you might want to open your Settings menu and check for updates. The round sugary goodness of Jelly Bean is on its way.

The update brings a bunch of improvements in its wake:

Enhancements:

  • Google Now
    Added feature that generates real-time notifications throughout the day with relevant, contextual information such as weather, traffic, calendar. To access Google Now, press and hold the phone's search key.
  • Voice Search
    Enhanced Voice Search to recognize questions asked in colloquial language, such as "Do I need an umbrella today?" Some questions may receive a spoken answer, while others will trigger a Google Search.
  • Camera
    Improved image quality and more intuitive Panorama Mode.
  • Keyboard
    Enhanced dictionaries and improved text-to-speech capabilities.
  • Gallery
    Added capability to zoom out to filmstrip mode where photos can be deleted by swiping up and down.
  • Notifications
    Added actions to some notifications that can be taken directly from the notifications shade. Added capability to expand and collapse email and text notifications by pinching fingers, in order to view more or less information.
  • Chrome Browser
    New Chrome Browser provides multi-tabbed web surfing with the world's most popular browser.

Fixes:

  • Quickoffice®
    Resolved random instances of Quickoffice® closing when reviewing a document.
  • Global Roaming
    Improved GSM roaming connectivity for expanded global use.
  • Security Features
    Repaired the face unlock security feature for enhanced security and ease of use.

Changes:

  • Removed Applications
    Quick Views, Speed Dial, MOTOPRINT.
  • Voice to Text
    Improved voice to text software experience for texting, emailing, and web search, offering improved accuracy and faster response.

Source: Motorola

Nathaniel Hoffelder
Nate is a long-time Android fan and an ebook geek. In addition to having an obsession with tablets, Nate has also been blogging about ebooks, screen tech, and related gadgtry for the past several years. He can usually be found anywhere there are 5 or more ereaders in a room, 3 of which will belong to him.

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