Battery Save App Comes to Echo!

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Mike Hearn of SprintFeeds answers his previous blog article title, How Would You Change the Kyocera Echo? with the news that a Gingerbread upgrade is coming to the Android operating system of the Kyocera Echo: Kyocera Echo Getting Gingerbread on August 1st. This is an upgrade from Android 2.2 to 2.3. Mr. Hearn points out the upgrade includes security fixes, SWYPE 3.0, and improved hardware performance! As mentioned on the website:

Android 2.3.4 upgrade (Gingerbread) features:

* An upgrade to the Swype 3.0 virtual keypad, with Tap Correction and Horizontal Word Choice List (predictive text)
* An improved Downloads application, offering easy access to any file downloaded from the browser, email or another application
* Pinch-to-zoom in Browser, Gallery, Maps, & Sprint Navigation

Also, “Eco Mode
A customized app from Kyocera that helps users manage battery life on their devices. User can pre-set a point (Based on percentage of battery charge remaining) at which their phones will go into low-power-consumption mode. When in Eco Mode, Echo automatically will change various settings – chosen by the user – to conserve power, including Screen Timeout, Display Brightness, Wallpaper, Auto-Sync, Haptic Feedback and Auto-Rotate Screen.*”

* Additional fees apply

Ref: SprintFeeds
Kyocera Wireless

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