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Gingerbread update starts rolling out to the Kyocera Echo starting today

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Gingerbread update starts rolling out to the Kyocera Echo starting today
Right on time as previously rumored, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread software update for the intricate, yet so different looking Kyocera Echo is being rolled out starting today by Sprint.

Recently, the software update was speculated to offer support for NFC and Wi-Fi calling, but unfortunately, the two are nowhere in sight. Regardless of that, owners will nonetheless be pleased by it because it packs a ton of highly sought out new features. In fact, we find things like pinch-to-zoom support, the Swype 3.0 keyboard, Eco mode, and an improved downloads app. Call it of a surprise, but the offering of pinch-to-zoom is indeed the most surprising since almost all handsets nowadays offer that functionality right from the beginning.

Being pushed out in the form of an over-the-air update, handset owners should begin seeing the notification hitting their devices, but if you don’t see it, then you can always trying initiating the process manually by checking for updates under the Android settings menu.

source: Sprint via Phonescoop

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posted on 01 Aug 2011, 11:10 1

1. remixfa (Posts: 14059; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

*taps fingers on table* ahem.. samsung.. why is the echo getting an update before the galaxyS offically??? .....

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 14:19

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

wasn't unlocked galaxy S on 2.3 already?

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 15:12

5. remixfa (Posts: 14059; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

oh, ive been on 2.3.4 for months. The only issue with that is without the official Vibrant firmware, the GPS is crap. Whenever I take a trip i flip it back to 2.2. Thankfully thats not that often.
Besides, its just stupid that the rest of the world has had a galaxyS with 2.3.3 for 2 months now, while like normal, america gets the shaft because of our over dominating carriers.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 15:44

6. remixfa (Posts: 14059; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

oh, i meant the rest of the world has "official 2.3.3".. lalala...

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 11:50

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4335; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Wow Kyocera is stepping up its game. They have Gingerbread before Samsung? I really want Gingerbread on the Samsung Epic 4G. My wife loves that phone, & it would be EVEN better if it had Gingerbread. I hope the Gingerbread update for the Epic 4G comes out soon!

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 12:16

3. rwolf1984 (Posts: 518; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)

this is a travesty...How is this device getting gingerbread before the Galaxy S devices...? Sanyo has got it together and they suck. Samsung need to get better @ cloning Apple...Apple updates software all the time.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 16:16

7. iammobilechris (unregistered)

Downloaded and installed 2.3.4 gingerbread for my Kyocera Echo this morning around 1:30am, took all of 12 mins over wifi, all went well :)

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 19:34

9. Vegas89 (Posts: 51; Member since: 15 Mar 2010)

Well good for you, it's bricking most peoples phones though....like mine.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 18:09

8. wumberpeb (Posts: 443; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)

DLed the update this afternoon on my store's Echo demo, BRICKED the phone...was charged about 3/4 full. Stuck at initial "Kyocera" loading screen...nice job team

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 20:52

11. dipsticks (unregistered)

To all of you complaining about samsung, its sprint that is holding the process up. They developed the software already, (as evidenced by the other galaxy s devices) and sprint is holding it back. The carriers are what cause the delays, putting their crapware on the phone.

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 16:13

13. ThePhoneGuru (unregistered)

WTF? No they don't! I should slap you silly! It varies case-by-case!

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 16:11

12. ThePhoneGuru (unregistered)

C'mon you morons! It's Samsung! Look how long 2.2 took to come out on the Epic4G. good luck! the only way gingerbread comes to galaxy S phones, is if the consumer demands it and complains!

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