The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE is a smartphone manufactured by Motorola which runs on Sprint's 4G LTE network. The "Photon Q" has a 4.3-inch touchscreen and a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. It runs the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system and includes a built-in, sliding keyboard similar to the one on the Motorola Droid 4.
On April 25, 2013, the Photon Q was upgraded to the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean version of Android. The device has reached its end-of-life, and will remain with 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
Enthusiasts and free developers have shown that it is possible to desolder the on-board SIM IC and connect a SIM socket/card to use this phone in other networks or countries. Because this is one of the most modern QWERTY-phones, there is a huge demand for this model in the Android developer community.