Motorola PHOTON 4G owners, Motorola wants you

Motorola PHOTON 4G owners, Motorola wants you
Motorola is looking for 1,000 owners of the Motorola PHOTON 4G to take part in a "soak test" of a software update. As we've pointed out before, this is how Motorola can test an update with a limited number of devices involved just in case there is a problem that requires more work on the software. Also, those testing the update give the manufacturer another set of eyes and ears that might be able to find a bug that somehow slipped past Motorola's own testing.

It would be great for Motorola PHOTON 4G users if this update had to do with Ice Cream Sandwich, but that seems unlikely at this point in time. If you are interested in using your PHOTON 4G as a Guinea Pig, you need to be a member of the Motorola's Owner Forum which you can easily sign up for by clicking on the sourcelink. Registering does not guarantee that you will be chosen to be among the participants as the 1,000 testers are selected on a first come, first served basis.

Although it wasn't mentioned this time, past requests for "soak test" participants demanded that those selected refrain from talking to the media about the test. If you have a problem keeping secrets, perhaps its just as well that you sit this out.

source: Motorola

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  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1700 mAh(9.10h 3G talk time)



1. Gdrye

Posts: 111; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

well, it does sound fun

2. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I have been passing this tip around for 2 weeks lol. Glad to see its getting out their so more people can partake in this event. Any update will do as long as it improves on the small few issues. :)

3. snowgator

Posts: 3628; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

While I know the GS2 Epic the Second is still top dawg for Android in Sprints line up, I am a huge fan of the PHOTON. Hope someone in our community here gets to participate in this so they can share how it went after the soak test is done. Be very interested in this experience...

4. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I disagree, Sprint is marketing the SGS2EPT4G like its the top dog, but the Photon and the Evo 3D are better spec wise

5. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Now I know the patriots are playing right now, and I'm drinking too, but how exactly is the SGS2 second fiddle to the Photon or Evo 3D? Processor, Exynos. Camera, Samsung. 16GB memory, Samsung. 4.5" SAMOLED, Samsung. GPU, Mali, Samsung. Anything else I'm forgetting? Uh, kickstand. Motorola.

8. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Resolution? Probably the most important thing about a phone!

13. Gdrye

Posts: 111; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

resolution is really important with a phone i agree, but most important? compare screens to the Epic touch to Evo 3D and Photon, then you will retract that statement. Processor my friend will probably be the more important factor...should be the first decision mad when making a phone.

6. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

i have been trying to get rid of the evo 3d at a reasonable price for months. no one will buy. who really wants this pos. after being rooted and custom rom it still lags, it's supposed to be a dual core. nope turns out its semi dual core pos

7. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

how much you want for it?

11. indigo87

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

I'm sorry to say most dual core phones don't use both cores together it usually use one or the other depending on the program requirements, this is why we are waiting for ice cream sandwhich to fix the software error its not the hardware fault, this is also why apple waited before putting a dual core in the iphone because most of the phones function can be handle by single core processor. if you want to see both processors working it takes a high res game with a lot function still its only one processor firing at a time after the other but its the closest you'll ever get until it requires both

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

soooooo wrong!

10. naga.appani

Posts: 36; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

That is a good strategy....

12. jakson0100

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Wonder what it could be. The Photon is by far the best phone I have ever owned and that's out of box.

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i wonder how many of you remember me telling you the EVO 3D was a POS and you not believing me. xD

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