Kyocera Announces “Summer of Free Apps” Exclusively for Kyocera Echo

Posted by at 9:52 am on August 16, 2011

Kyocera  has announced the availability of 12 free premium Android™ applications optimized for Kyocera Echo, the first dual-touchscreen Android smartphone. Available for a limited time during Kyocera’s “Summer of Free Apps,” these customized dual-screen games allow users to stay entertained during the long days of summer. The 12 featured titles, including “Burn the Rope,” “Sonic the Hedgehog” and “Super Monkey Ball,” normally cost $.99 to $4.99 but are available for free for the first 10,000 combined downloads (see below for details).* Echo users can conveniently find all 12 free apps via the preloaded ‘Top Apps’ shortcut on Echo phones and in the ‘Top Apps’ section of the Echo microsite –

Kyocera’s “Summer of Free Apps” includes some of the most popular mobile gaming titles, including a dual-screen-optimized version of SEGA’s classic “Sonic the Hedgehog,” being offered for the first time in the U.S. on the Android operating system. The mobile gaming experience goes to a whole new level when Echo’s two screens are combined to form a 4.7-inch display (diagonally). Whether relaxing at the beach, standing in line for a rollercoaster or killing time between innings at a baseball game, Echo is a great source of summer entertainment for people of all ages.

The 12 Titles Available for Free Download

  • “Burn the Rope”
  • “Colours”
  • “Coropata”
  • “Crazy Dunker”
  • “Cupig”
  • “Induced Current”
  • “SmackTalk!”
  • “Sonic the Hedgehog”
  • “Space Wander Landing”
  • “Sudoku Master”
  • “Super Monkey Ball”
  • “Transporter”

Premium games available during Kyocera’s “Summer of Free Apps” join the many that can be played across Echo’s dual displays, including “Angry Birds” and “Angry Birds Seasons,” and the growing portfolio of applications that already have been optimized for the dual touchscreens, including productivity app ASTRO File Manager from Metago. ASTRO, which recently surpassed 12 million downloads on Android devices, allows complete control over the management and backup of content in devices’ onboard memory or microSD™ cards.


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