Review: Casio G'zOne Commando
Microsoft's Bing is the default search engine on the Commando. Google Search isn't loaded at all. You'll have to download it from the Market if you want Google Search. Bing performs well enough, but I just don't dig it all that much.
The Commando supports the standard set of Bluetooth profiles, including mono and stereo headsets, phone book access, etc. I was able to pair the Commando to other devices with no problem. Phone calls sounded horrendous via mono Bluetooth headset, but music didn't sound too bad when streamed to a pair of stereo Bluetooth speakers I have.
The Commando's clock is a digital display that shows up when the phone is woken from sleep. It is a little on the small and thin side of things, making it harder to read at arm's length than it should be. I was unable to find a way to adjust the font or appearance of the clock. Of course, you can download clocks from the Android Market if you wish, though they don't replace the lock screen clock.
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The Commando uses Bing Maps. Google Maps aren't installed. Bing Maps works OK at mapping out directions and plotting routes. I suppose most people won't miss Google Maps, but it can still be downloaded from the Android Market. The Commando also has VZ Navigator, which is Verizon's $10-per-month navigation service. It works great, but costs you money.
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Feb 1, 2012
Verizon Wireless has made a system update available to the Casio G'zOne Commando that adds support for free push-to-talk services. The update also makes improvements to security, replaces the V CAST Video app with Verizon Video, adds new system alerts, and fixes a variety of bugs.
Apr 20, 2012
Verizon Wireless has announced the details about a system update for the Casio G'zOne Commando. The update, which can be downloaded over the air, installs a broad range of bug fixes and performance improvements.
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