The rugged device makes a necessary move up to a modern version of Android
Sprint's latest rugged device offering, the Kyocera Torque, is making the jump from Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean today via an OTA update that is rolling out now. The update, which Sprint says will roll out to users "during the next few weeks", includes all of the expected Jelly Bean improvements such as Google Now, Project Butter and expandable notifications. We were relatively happy with the performance of the Torque when on ICS, so we expect things can only get better with the upgrade to Jelly Bean.
It's nice to see a relatively timely update to Jelly Bean for a device that launched with ICS far beyond the window of acceptance for that software. As we have seen in recent Platform Version numbers, more and more devices are making that move up to Jelly Bean every month.
Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.
I'm sorry there should not be any carrier phones released from 2012 until present not on at least 4.1.2.
Well Verizon just released the direct competitor to the Sprint Torque, Casio G'Zone, and it too only comes with ICS. So, good job Sprint, this is really an awesome phone with cutting edge audio tech, Sprint Direct Connect, LTE and excellent durability, all of which were non-existent on previous Nextel Direct Connect phones...well, except maybe durability because Motorola built tank phones for Nextel.
This phone was delayed the upgrade because of it's "Push to Talk" feature, which Android's Jelly Bean did not support until just recently.
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