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Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 Pie update: Android 9 released as version 3.516VZ

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June 19, 2019: FInally, Android 9 Pie update is now available for the Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2.

Coming in as software version 3.516VZ, the update is massive so be sure to connect to Wi-Fi to download it. With Android Pie, you can cool new features like Adaptive Brightness, Adaptive Battery, Gesture Navigation, Digital Wellbeing, Dark mode, App Actions, App Slices, Easier Screen Rotation, improved DND mode, new Material design, etc.

Here’s the changelog Verizon says about the Pie update for DuraForce Pro 2:

  • Swipe up on the Home button instead of pressing buttons to show Recent apps
  • Android 9 learns how you use your phone to provide a better experience
  • Android 9 provides lockdown mode for more privacy. During Lockdown mode, fingerprint and other biometric authentications are disabled
  • Android 9 enhances your home screen experience.

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 Android Pie update

See the gallery at the bottom of the article for the news screenshots from Android Pie.


May 01, 2019: The Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 has a new software update arriving as version 1.403VZ. The update, as expected, has a new Android security patch for April 2019 and then some.

Those who have been experiencing an issue with international calling codes should get this update right away for a fix and so should everyone else whose battery has been dropping unexpectedly.

The update is live, but being an OTA rollout, it will take several days before all DuraForce Pro 2 units get the download notification.

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Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 software update timeline

Date Software version & Android OS Changelog
19 Jun 2019 3.516VZ | Android 9 Android 9 Pie update along with April 2019 security patches
29 Apr 2019 1.403VZ | Android 8.0 March 2019 security patch, fixes issues with international calling codes and battery charging current dropping unexpectedly
18 Mar 2019 1.309VZ | Android 8.0 February 2019 security patch, adds Softkey (Back, Home, Recent) hide function to enhance full-screen mode, fixes issues of occasional radio access loss to the Verizon Wireless network and Bluetooth, an unexpected dialogue pop-up for ringtone selection, occasional device reset, and occasional application crash, and so on
01 Feb 2019 1.202VZ | Android 8.0 January 2019 security patch
14 Jan 2019 1.106VZ | Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch, adds Android Enterprise Recommended functions, fixes issues with originating a conference call, calling a number with over 31 digits, and providing notification when a call is placed out of their service area, the occasional crashing of the camera app, and enhances the touch panel control in a high electronic noise environment

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 Android 9 Pie update

  • Android Pie release on June 19, 2019

Verizon released the Android Pie update for the Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 on 19th of June, 2019. The Pie update brings new features like Adaptive Brightness, Adaptive Battery, Gesture Navigation, Digital Wellbeing, Dark mode, App Actions, App Slices, Easier Screen Rotation, improved DND mode, new Material design, etc.

Changelog:

  • Swipe up on the Home button instead of pressing buttons to show Recent apps
  • Android 9 learns how you use your phone to provide a better experience
  • Android 9 provides lockdown mode for more privacy. During Lockdown mode, fingerprint and other biometric authentications are disabled
  • Android 9 enhances your home screen experience.

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