Who remembers the G’zOne? Yes that is actually the name of a smartphone from Casio over on Verizon Wireless. This extremely durable and rugged phone has been available for a while, but is mostly a forgotten device. Today however Verizon is keeping it relevant by posting a decent upgrade fixing all sorts of little bugs.

The Casio G’zOne Commander is one of the most rugged and durable phones available. It can take a beating and won’t even blink an eye. Not only that but it has those push-to-talk features that many people who are outdoorsy, or work in construction environments all like. It might not be a popular phone but it still has a few buyers out there that will probably welcome the changes.

-Speakerphone successfully turns off after a Push to Talk call is completed.
-Improved device stability decreases power cycles during a Push to Talk call.
-Mobile IM application has been removed from the device.
-Desk Cradle application has been updated with the latest bug fixes.
-Android partner security bulletin has been applied to the device.

The folks from Android Police spotted the update, and it should be rolling out to Commando owners in the next 24-48 hours. As usual the full changelog details and update instructions have been provided by Verizon’s support page.

It was updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread late last year, but will probably never see Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. For those few that are rocking the Casio G’zOne Commando get ready for a software update in the coming days.

Bonus video: Casio G’zOne Commando going surfing!


    • Do you remember when the rugged ones were hard to find? Hahaha… now that i have seen the agm models online i think its more affordable to have a ruggerized one and i m happy for that :O !

  1. Still loving this one! really affordable; Sadly is no more convenient anymore Right now there is some models with waaay better specs on the market for a little extra… the agm a8; as example ( the guy below inspired me xD )

  2. These were great for its time; expensive but worth it… ruggeds were rare back then: by the way! Have you seen the agm line ? They remember me this one: but since they are way cheaper the first time that my agm x1 fell down from my pocket i almost got a heartatack … but it survived without a scratch and since then it have suffer water, dust and more falls xP i suck, i know … now the rare gold edition lookw amazing!! really cheap for taht battery


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