Sprint has started rolling out their second wave of Gingerbread updates for the Kyocera Echo, after having to pull the first one for fear of bricking devices. Taken straight from the Sprint website, there appear to be some extra goodies inside this update.
The software release upgrades Kyocera Echo to Android 2.3, Gingerbread. This version of Android improves download management through the Downloads application, offering the user easy access to any file downloaded from the browser, email or another application. It also implements Swype 3.0 adding two new capabilities: Tap Correction and Horizontal Word Choice List (predictive text).
Specific to Kyocera Echo, this software release will install Eco Mode, a new pre-loaded app that helps the user manage battery power life on the device. The user can pre-set a point at which the phone will go into a low-power consumption mode. When in Eco Mode, the phone will change various settings automatically, such as Screen Timeout, Display Brightness, Wallpaper, Auto-Sync, Haptic Feedback, and Auto-Rotate Screen so that the phone conserves power. The user can select which of these settings are implemented in Eco Mode.
As expected, Sprint got together with Kyocera to fix the old issue; there doesn’t seem to be any problem with this one. For all you Echo lovers out there, how goes the update? Let us know in the comments below!