Motorola Mobility launched the PHOTON 4G in the United States back in August. The smartphone was released via Sprint, but U.S. Cellular also picked the smartphone as Motorola ELECTRIFY.
The smartphone is still powered by Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and packs a 1 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor.
However, Motorola confirmed last month that PHOTON 4G is scheduled to receive an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade in Q4 2012.
Unfortunately, the release date for the Motorola PHOTON 4G Android 4.0 ICS update is subject to change, so there’s no telling whether the US-based company will keep its promise or not.
Until Motorola decides to go live with the hotly anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich update for the PHOTON 4G
, owners of the phone should download the new maintenance update rolled out by Sprint.
The carrier has officially announced Motorola PHOTON 4G is now eligible for a software update that promises to fix several issues previously reported by users.
In addition, the latest update brings enhancements and new features, which are meant to improve the overall performance of the smartphone.
According to the official changelog of the update, recently published by Sprint
, software version 4.5.1A-1_SUN-254_13 adds the following enhancements and fixes: - More easily import contacts from SD card;
- Improved music playback, both streaming from Amazon Cloud or Internet Radio services and music saved to the phone - minimizes occasional skips or –repeats;
- Enhancements for WiFi hotspot in GSM/UMTS mode and adding new WiFi connections;
- Now supports 1080p HD video capture, and enhanced video settings for more responsive playback;
- Easier creating and accepting calendar meeting notices on the phone
Keep in mind that this minor update is released in stages, so those who do not receive notifications on their Motorola PHOTON 4G devices might want to check back later.