Review: Kyocera Zio
Kyocera (Sanyo) bangs out its first Android handset in the Zio. The Zio, which runs Android 1.6, is one of the only smartphones available from Cricket Wireless.
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For the pre-paid, no-contract crowd, smartphones are few and far between. That's what makes the Sanyo Zio so appealing. It's an Android smartphone available from regional player Cricket. It runs Google's Android 1.6, however — an OS that's over a year old now. But beggars can't be choosers, right?
Sanyo has refreshed the Zio for Sprint with Android 2.1 and Sprint's new iD personalization tool. Phone Scoop demonstrates what iD is all about.
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Sanyo Zio on Sprint?
Does anyone know pricing or the version of android it will be running?
--but what is it with manufacturers releasing Android 1.6? It's a slap in the face to consumers.
That seems to be the nature of Android at the moment. Fragmentation issues. Hopefully 3.0 will resolve...