Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) offers many unique features including improved operating speeds. ICS builds on the things people love most about Android - easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and deep interactivity with new ways of communicating and sharing. Kyocera Event has been designed to optimize ICS for the best possible experience.
More details on ICS are available here: http://www.android.com/about/ice-cream-sandwich/.
IPS refers to In-Plane Switching (IPS) display technology, which offers better viewing angles and high-resolution colors on the handset. Kyocera Event features a HVGA IPS LCD display with 480 x 320 pixels for a wide viewing angle of up to 178 degrees.
Kyocera Event also features "Eco Mode," which is a proprietary Kyocera battery-management application that helps conserve power. Eco Mode is a pre-loaded application that lets users set a percentage of the battery's remaining charge at which to automatically adjust or disable phone features known to draw a lot of power. These include things like faster screen timeout and lower brightness on the display, along with disabling non-essential features like automatic synchronization of applications, haptic feedback to allow for vibration when touching the device screen, and the auto-rotate screen feature. Eco Mode can be set to activate at or near 100% battery life to make the phone always more battery-efficient, or can be set nearer to 0% to prolong the life of a dying battery until the phone can be charged.
In addition to using Kyocera's Eco Mode, it's also helpful to manually turn off Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS connections when you are not using them to help conserve battery power.
MagniFont makes everything oh-so-easy on your eyeballs. It allows you to boost the font size on your homepage, contacts, email, messaging, and much more. Simply turn on MagniFont, you can easily navigate through your phone without your glasses!
Kyocera Event also features Visual Voicemail, which gives you a quick and easy way to access your voicemail anywhere. It enables you to find the exact message you are looking for without having to listen to every voicemail first. Simply go to your voicemail setup and follow the system which prompts you to set up your visual voicemail (additional charges may apply).
Of course! You can link multiple email accounts to your Kyocera Event. You can set up email accounts through the settings menu or email application. Simply follow the instructions to set up or sign into a Gmail account. Although you need a Gmail account to use certain features such as Google Play™, you do not have to use Gmail as the default account for your device.
When setting up a new Google Account, you will be prompted to add a secondary email address. Enter a second Gmail address or any other email address from which you currently send and receive email. This address is used to authenticate your account should you ever encounter problems or forget your password. It is strongly encouraged for Android users so you can regain access to Google Mobile™ services and purchases on your device.
The Google Play™ Store, formerly called Android Market, is where Android users can find hundreds of thousands of Android apps, music, books, magazines, movies and TV shows, games and more.
Without insurance, you could get stuck paying full price to replace your phone if something goes wrong. So Virgin Mobile has partnered with Assurant Solutions to make Phone Insurance available to our customers. For just $5/month you'll be covered if your phone breaks or is lost, stolen, or damaged - even with liquid.
Here's how it works:
Phone Insurance is provided by the Assurant Solutions companies. Please see Provider Information found in the Coverage Summary section of the program brochure.
Android™ is your phone’s operating system (OS). Whenever you make a call or send a text or launch an app, Android™ is behind how it looks and how it works.
Android™ is currently the world’s most popular mobile OS. Why? Because it’s totally sweet. It’s intuitive. It’s powerful. And it supports over 500,000 unique apps that anyone with an Android™ phone can download directly from Google Play™.
Google Play™ is the Android™ store and it’s available online at http://play.google.com. Your Android™ phone will include a direct link to Google Play™. With over 500,000 apps, plus music, movies, games and books, it’s safe to say that it just might blow your mind.
That’s the fun part. With over 500,000 apps available and new ones being added every day, you’re sure to find plenty of options.
We’ve collected some of our favorites in the Hot Apps featured on the Features tab of our Android™ phones. From handy apps to help you remember where you parked your car, to music streaming apps, even to apps you can use to order a pizza while you zone out on the couch, the best advice is to just keep exploring. You never know what will pop up next.
That’s the best part! With our Beyond Talk Unlimited Data & Messaging Plans, all of your data, web, messaging and email is totally unlimited. So whatever plan you choose, you never have to worry about putting all those apps to work. Never. Not Ever. Like, really. NEVER.
Like all software, Android™ developers are constantly working to update what it can do. When you see Android™ 2.2 versus Android™ 2.3, that just means that Android™ 2.3 is the next generation of software in the Android™ series. For the most part, the basics of the software stay the same. Newer generations sometimes feature somewhat heightened capabilities, or new features, or revisions to improve speed and performance.
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