Remember Casio's take on the rugged smartphone, known as the G'zOne Commando? It seems that while everyone else on the planet may have forgotten all about this little guy, Verizon has somehow managed to squeeze another software update out of Casio for this all but forgotten loner.


So, what's the update all about? Just a bunch of random bug fixes and the like, actually:

  • 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.

They even took the time to throw an almost unheard of reverse-bloatware fix in this update. In the realm of sentences I thought I'd never say/type: good for you, Casio.


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Scott Ellis

    Wish they would put the End of Life on this crappy phone!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      It's going to live on FOREVER!

      • Guest

        I certainly hope so,I've had several phones over the last 15 years and this is the best so far.

    • Scott Petty

      I wish more manufacturers were like Casio. This phone was released 14 months ago, and it is still getting updates (minor, but that's more than most manufacturers would do). Some people can't afford to pay full retail for their phones, so this is probably a welcome update for those who needed a rugged Android on Verizon.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kristopher.howe.3 Kristopher Howe

      this phone will never die. i had the first version of the casio gzone phone right up until this one. the old blue flip phone. they just keep putting out decent, rugged phones that are hard as hell to break

      • Guest

        This is a man's phone for sure,I've noticed that most people that don't like it are women and effeminate men,I'm a redneck and it suits me to a tee.

    • Guest

      You wouldn't be happy just not having one yourself? If I had such hatred for an inanimate object,I think I would seek psychiatric help.Do you hate certain TV's and computers this bad also?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ataranlen Nathan Walter Stoltenberg

    I'm so glad I ditched this un-rootable phone for a Galaxy Nexus. But, hey, one less piece of bloatware!

  • G B

    I love his phone. I've had no problems with mine. Wish I could get around bloatware, but that's manageable. It just keeps hanging on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kristopher.howe.3 Kristopher Howe

    has quite a bit of bloatware....but good phone overall. Being in the military this phone being rugged has saved it from certain death multiple times. Only problem i have if when i get a notification for email, my unlock slider likes to freeze. so i have to turn the screen back off then on again to unlock it. but other than that