The Kyocera Echo from Sprint was a quite unique device on its arrival. Sporting its dual screen goodness, 5 mega-pixel camera, 1GB on-board memory, expandable to 32GB via SD slot, and WiFi hotspot capable.
Now we’ve got word that this Android device has not been forgotten. Sprint has said they will be pushing Gingerbread to the devices starting August 1st. Calling it an update to 2.002SP. You should be alerted of this update as it arrives. And just as with any Android device, you can check by following this path: Menu>Settings>About Phone.
Following is a list of updates coming:
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- Eco Mode
- EAS enhancements
- Swype 3.0
- Security patches
That’s it! Be ready for this coming Monday, as all you Kyocera Echo owners should start getting notification of the system update available.
Throughout the week we’ve chatted about the G2 a bit, in hopes of a Gingerbread update. We mentioned the Android 2.3.3 build being leaked, which include a few improvements such as, better radio and audio codecs, faster boot up and response, improved GUI and bug fixes for bluetooth and WiFi. Then, later in the week we discussed the T-Mobile stores getting shipments of SD cards pre-loaded with the Gingerbread update. This was for all those maybe not comfortable with updating, giving them the option to take it in to their local store and letting the techs update for them.
So, if you’ve been been hoping any time now to receive this update OTA, looks like the wait is over. The candy has arrived!
Back in June, Motorola announced via Facebook that European XOOM owners would get Android 3.1, but for whatever reason it did not happen. Now they made an announcement in their support forums:
Android™ 3.1 for Motorola XOOM™ will soon be available over the air to all Motorola XOOM users in Europe. We expect the over-the-air deployment to begin in early August, with the package being available for pull by August 9.
I am not sure I understand the problem here because Android 3.1 was announced in May and many US XOOM (WiFi) owners already have Android 3.2. Lets hope this time the job gets done.
[via motorola support]
Ahh, just because Motorola has forgotten about the original Droid, the one that kicked off fragmentation like no other, doesn’t mean our strong at will developer’s community did. Remember Peter Alfonso? He’s the guy that also brought the Droid 2.3.4 a couple of weeks ago. Well, he’s still hard at work to keep the OG Droid up to date with recent devices.
Alfonso has announced today that 2.3.5 is now available for download which would instantly allow this device to leap frog over new devices who haven’t even received the new version yet. Among some of the minor changes you’ll find are video capabilities with Gtalk, new Google Search features yet to even show up in the Market and a few others. Hit the break to snag the download link and thrust your Droid into the near distant future.
This Sony Xperia news has slowly moved up to where we are today. Starting off with the disappointing news that the X10 will not be receiving a Gingerbread update. Then last week the news by way of a full press release from Sony Ericsson stating that the Sony Xperia X10 will indeed get updated to Gingerbread in August.
Well, here it is July 27th and as displayed in the graphic above, “Android 2.3 for the Xperia X10 is here”. Let us all rejoice!
Last week the soak test started for the Droid X2 Gingerbread update, and it looks like things went well because it is now ready for the masses. This is good news because it means that Motorola worked through the bugs that came with the Droid X update. The update is now live so check your menu/settings/about phone/software updates to see if you can grab it. This update will bring you to version 1.3.232.MB870.Verizon.en.US.
Hit the break for the full list of Enhancements
We’ve got some good news for T-Mobile G2X owners. Confirmed by a T-Mobile representative, the highly anticipated and sought after wait for the Gingerbread 2.3 update is now officially available. The update began rolling on the 25th (yesterday) and should be hitting devices soon. If you can’t wait for the update, as our previous article states, you can snag it via a USB connection over at LG’s website utilizing their updater software. The update is reported to also address a number of bugs with the device along with the ever annoying random reboots, which for me, seem to be occurring more and more frequently. Well, I’m headed over there now to update my device. I’ll be back to report my findings and to let you know whether or not the update was successful. If you’ve managed to grab it already, feel free to let us know how it went in the comments below.
A few days ago, the myTouch 4G started receiving the OTA Gingerbread update and the Gingerbread update leaked for the G2. Here is a first; T-Mobile retail stores are receiving SD cards pre-loaded with files to apply these updates in store. In addition, they will update the myTouch 3G Slide to Froyo.
Their hope is that it will avoid unnecessary equipment exchanges. Customers will be able to walk into a store and get the update before they leave. This may help customers who are nervous about the update process. Now that is customer service.
Well, we’ve got some good news and some bad news, which would you like first? Ok then, bad it is. Unfortunately, even though an update is now available for the ten of you that bought a Sidekick 4G however, it’s not the highly anticipated Gingerbread 2.3 update. Good news is, the OTA will address a number of buggy issues occurring on the device at the moment. The update, which began rolling out on July 21st, should be hitting your device soon enough. If you’ve received it already, feel free to leave a comment or two as to whether or not it addressed those creepy crawling critters or not.