Well that is very good to know! Thank you for that.I have both the Alinco and Anytone. I, unfortunately would not recommend the Alinco.
While both the Anytone and Alinco are essentially the same radio, Alinco hasn't kept up on firmware or CPS updates while Anytone is up to v 1.16 with Alinco still at v1.10. The Alinco works perfectly well, but now falls behind in features and fixes offered in the newer firmware.
I've contacted the Alinco USA distributor and they acknowledge the lack of firmware/CPS updates, but blame Alinco Japan for the problem, all without offering a solution.
From what I can see the only difference between the 868 & 878 is the Blu-Tooth PTT switch?