Gingerbread update starts rolling out to the Kyocera Echo starting today

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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Echo
  • Display 3.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Battery 1370 mAh(7.00h talk time)

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12 Comments

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

wasn't unlocked galaxy S on 2.3 already?

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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!

3. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 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.

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 :)

9. Vegas89

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 15, 2010

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

8. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 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

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.

13. ThePhoneGuru unregistered

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

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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