The Kyocera DuraForce Pro has been around since 2016 and has even been succeeded by the DuraForce Pro 2, but Verizon Wireless is still sending software updates to the rugged device.
On this page, we keep track of the software updates the DuraForce Pro receives, both minor security patches and bug fixes and major Android OS upgrades.
Kyocera DuraForce Pro update timeline
|Date||Software version & Android OS||Changelog|
|04 Dec 2018||5.572VZ | Android 7.0||November 2018 security patch and fixes an issue where “Do Not Disturb” doesn’t stop at the automatic rule end time|
|15 Aug 2018||5.561VZ | Android 7.0||August 2018 security patch|
|14 Jun 2018||5.550VZ | Android 7.0||May 2018 security patch; adds Calling (aka Call Sync or Call Pull) that lets you make and receive calls on your smartphone, compatible tablets and smartwatches; improves Setup Wizard for easily importing data from an existing device and setting up as a new device; and fixes issues with network mode, visual voicemail, messaging, and more|
|07 Oct 2017||5.320VZ | Android 7.0||Installs Android 7.0 Nougat update, August 2018 security patch, and more|
Kyocera DuraForce Pro Android Oreo/Pie update
- Not eligible for both Android Oreo and Pie updates
The Kyocera DuraForce Pro came preinstalled with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and a year later, it got updated to Android Nougat, which is where the device will remain as long as it’s in use. If you want to keep the brand but Nougat isn’t your cup of tea, you’ll be better off with the new Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 that ships preinstalled with Oreo and should be upgraded to Android 9 Pie somewhere in 2019.