As reported earlier, Kyocera Echo handset users on Sprint were to get the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update in the first week of this month. Well, they would have, if only it didn’t have any of those weird issues post-update. Sprint apparently pulled the update after huge number of complaints from the users who had their Kyocera Echo handsets bricked after installing the update.
The update was supposed to bring huge set of improvements along with the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. The change log that was released early also included support for NFC and Wi-Fi calling, though the fact remained that they were not actually coming as those features were considered experimental and would be released only in the future iterations (we are not sure why they have to include them in the the list of features that are coming through this update). But then, the update is still very much desired with all that Gingerbread love as usual. Here are few changes as which are same as we mentioned earlier:
>> Upgrade to Swype 3.0
>> An improved Downloads application
>> Pinch-to-zoom in browser, gallery, maps and Sprint Navigation
Another major feature change coming with the update is the “Echo Mode”, which lets the users to define a pre-set point based on percentage of battery charge remaining to trigger the low-power-consumption mode saving your phone’s battery.
If you own a the dual-display Kyocera Echo on Sprint, keep watching your handset’s notification area for the update notification starting today. We know you must be a bit hesitant after all those hiccups with the update last week, but then if you are like someone who takes chances, may be you should too this time.