Verizon and HTC have announced a new Droid branded handset for the big Red’s LTE network. The Droid Incredible 4G is the successor to the original Incredible and its less popular successor, the Incredible 2. Like the previous two Incredible’s, the latest Incredible also has red accents all over it, including a red earphone grille, a red chrome ring around the camera and a red beats audio logo at the bottom right of the handset.
The Droid Incredible 4G LTE specs are similar to the European variant of the HTC One S, which makes it an upper mid-range device. The 4-inch qHD (960×640) Super AMOLED display is backed by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm S4 processor, an Adreno 225 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and a 1700mAh removable battery.
At the back of the handset is an 8MP snapper with zero shutter lag with an aperture size of f/2.2 (28mm lens) that is also capable of recording videos in 1080p resolution. The Incredible 4G LTE uses a new 28nm baseband from Qualcomm, which should make sure that the handset lasts much longer than the previous generation 4G LTE handsets from HTC and Motorola.
Other key features of the handset include HTC Watch, NFC, MHL port, Bluetooth 4.0, Beats Audio and a bunch of sensors. The Incredible 4G LTE runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box with Sense 4.0 on top of it. Verizon did not announce an official release date of the handset but rumors suggest that it will be available by the end of this month for $149 on a two-year contract.
Verizon recently rolled out a new software update for its popular smartphone, the HTC Droid Incredible 2. This update is not similar to the one that HTC Incredible S received last week, but it brings some important improvements to the smartphone. The latest update comes with a Wi-Fi password security patch, local video playback in Airplane Mode, improvements to clock and alarm, etc. Check out the complete changelog, after the break.
- Includes Google BT/DigiNoTar security patch
- Includes Google security page for upgrading ibping to 1.2.46
- Includes Wifi password security patch
- Support local video playback when in Airplane Mode
- 5 bar Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) support
- Improvements to clock and alarm features
- The “Disable while roaming” section will work accurately when roaming in Canada
- Update Sync & Connect configuration to enable Push e-mail sync during off-peak hours
The size of the update is just 29.35 MB. The latest update is numbered 5.10.605.9 and it can be downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). If you still haven’t received the update, go to settings and check for the update. To learn more, check out this PDF file.
HTC and Verizon have started rolling out a minor software update for the Droid Incredible 2. The update is mainly aimed at fixing some bugs, and also bumps the Android OS version to 2.3.4.
The software update carries the version number 4.04.605.1, and weighs in at 31.068MB.
Below is the full change-log for the update-:
- Improved Server connections for email sync. and Mail application stability
- Increased stability of Visual Voice Mail application
- Ability to dial the +1′ prefix when roaming internationally in CDMA markets
- Option to set Data roaming for all tripsor for individual trips
- Improvements in sending/receiving messages while roaming
Sadly, the software update does not bring Google Talk with video chatting facility, even though the Droid Incredible 2 has a front-facing camera.
It’s quite ironic that the Droid Incredible 2 not only got its Android 2.3 Gingerbread, along with Android 2.3.4 update before one of Verizon’s top-tier 4G LTE compatible Android handset, the Thunderbolt. I am pretty sure that the Thunderbolt owners must be pretty annoyed with HTC for this.
HTC reps have been telling Thunderbolt owners that they will be getting some Gingerbread love from the company by the end of September. Hopefully, this time HTC would be able to keep its promise, unlike the last time.
Verizon Droid Incredible owners rejoice! After a lot of confusion, Verizon and HTC have finally decided to give some Gingerbread love to Incredible owners. Earlier, a leaked Gingerbread RUU somewhat confirmed that the Incredible will get its Gingerbread update.
However, soon after HTC reps started telling Incredible users that HTC has no plans of bringing Gingerbread update to the Incredible. Thankfully, a few days ago some leaked documents from Verizon suggested that the Droid Incredible Gingerbread update is just around the corner.
The Gingerbread update brings with it a new download manager, improved performance, enhanced battery life, new kernel and improved copy and paste functionality. Along with the above said enhancements, the update also squashes some bugs and updates some all of the pre-loaded Verizon bloatware to the latest version. Incredible owners who have already installed the OTA update on their phone, are reporting ridiculously fastboot times.
Incredible owners can wait for the OTA update to hit their phones, or alternatively, they can download the OTA update from here and install it manually. However, Incredible owners should keep in mind that after installing the update, they would loose the ability to root their handset. Also, users who have already rooted their Incredible handset should stay away from the OTA update.
There is quite a bit of confusion regarding the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Droid Incredible. Originally, when a Gingerbread ROM leaked for the Droid Incredible, it was taken for granted that the handset will get some Gingerbread love. However, as time passed by, some HTC reps started telling Incredible users that the handset won’t be getting the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, after all.
Things however again took a U-turn when one HTC rep confirmed that the Incredible would be getting the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. Some documents from Verizon also leaked online, which stated that the Incredible would get the Gingerbread update. Now, a new Gingerbread ROM for the Droid Incredible has leaked online. From the look and feel of the ROM, it seems like this is the final version of the Gingerbread ROM for the Droid Incredible, which would be released to the public.
Visually, there are not many changes, except for a toggle menu and a task manager integrated into the notification bar. The Gingerbread update also brings some performance enhancements, and bug fixes. The usual Gingerbread goodies like an enhanced copy and paste functionality, and a Download Manager app is also on-board.
HTC Droid Incredible users who are interested in flashing this leaked ROM on their handset, should head over to this link for more information.
Up until now, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update has leaked for the Desire HD, T-Mobile G2, Desire Z, Desire and the Thunderbolt, all thanks to the guy behind 911HTC.
Now, 911HTC has managed to get his hands on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Droid Incredible. HTC did promise to release the Gingerbread update for a bunch of their handsets, including the Incredible, by the end of Q2.
All these leaks indicate that the company is working hard on keeping it’s word. Sadly, unlike all other Gingerbread leaks for various handsets, this leak is not in a flashable state as of now. However, with so many talented developers out there I am sure its just a matter of hours, before a flashable version is out.
This leak will also help developers to port other Sense based Gingerbread ROMs to the Droid Incredible. Readers should keep in mind that this leak is not compatible with the Droid Incredible’s successor the Droid Incredible 2.
Interested developers and Droid Incredible owners can head over to this link to download the leaked Gingerbread ROM.
HTC announced the Incredible S at the MWC 2011. The phone is the European successor of the Verizon branded Droid Incredible.
Now, thanks to a tipster the folks over at Droid-Life have got their hands on the specs of the Verizon branded Incredible S the Incredible 2. Like the Incredible S, the 2 will be powered by a 1GHz MSM8255 Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm, and pack 768MB of RAM.
The phone will also sport a 4-inch WVGA (800×480) display. The Incredible 2 will feature dual-microphones for noise cancellation, and will have support for global roaming as well.
Well, these are a pretty much run-of-mill specs with nothing special. In this age of dual-core processors and 1GB of RAM, the Incredible 2 does not offer anything special.
However, some out-of-the-box features of the Incredible 2 include wireless charging, a dedicated TI Audio chip with SRS surround and an 8MP camera at the back with dual-Xenon Flash! Yes, dual-Xenon Flash!
HTC sure has made up for the lack of a dual-core processor with wireless charging and dual-Xenon Flash! It is unknown as to whether the handset sports a front-facing camera or not.
The Droid Incredible 2 will not support Verizon’s 4G LTE network. In all probability, the Incredible 2 will hopefully be announced by HTC and Verizon in the next couple of weeks.
The Droid Incredible is a very popular handset in the U.S and among the modding community. Now, after the Samsung Galaxy S and the original Motorola Droid got its fair share of Android 2.3 Gingerbread love, the Incredible joins the list. In the case of Galaxy S and the Droid, the Gingerbread ROMs were far from usable on a day to day basis.
However, the Droid Incredible Gingerbread ROM has only a few bugs like a non-working GPS and camcorder. All other functions of the phone like camera, web browser and accelerometer work properly.
Here is a video of Android 2.3 running on the Droid Incredible :
HTC Droid Incredible Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Kudos to the modding community for such an awesome work! It will take HTC months before they are able to release the Android 2.3 update for the Incredible i.e. if they plan on releasing an update at all.
Droid Incredible owners can read this thread over at XDA on how to flash the Android 2.3 ROM on their handset.
Black Friday has arrived early for people who are looking to get their hands on a brand new mobile phones. Dell Mobility Store is selling three excellent Android based mobile phones for really cheap, one of them Droid Incredible is selling for absolutely free.
First of, Dell is handing over the Droid Incredible for absolutely free along with a $25 Dell gift certificate. The product ships for free too. If you think that the Droid Incredible is a bit old, you can get your hands on a Motorola Droid X for $9.99 with free shipping. And last but not the least, you can buy a brand new HTC EVO 4G for only $99.99 and get your hands on the first 4G phone launched in US. You can also buy the BlackBerry Torch 9800 for free from Dell and get it shipped to you for free.
Excited? Go ahead and get your mobile fill at the Dell Mobility Store.
Note: All these phones require a 2-year contract on the respective networks the phones are available on.
Verizon and HTC have started rolling out a software update for the Droid Incredible. The new software update mostly aims at fixing bugs and also includes Verizon’s V Cast Apps store. The update also allows users to attach file larger than 5MB as attachments and an updated version of Flash Player 10.1.
Here is the full change-log from Verizon itself :
Improvements: (3.26.605.1/Baseband Version: 2.15.00.07.28)
+ Updated Flash ® player includes security enhancements.
+ Visual Voice Mail Wi-Fi improvements include removal of incorrect service messages and post-call notifications.
+ Enhanced support for Yahoo! ® IMAP email.
+ Updated Slacker application.
+ Attach files larger than 5 MB.
+ Updated COX POP3 email settings.
+ Play YouTube videos in YouTube application.
+ Seamlessly switch between portrait and landscape views in Google Maps.â„¢
+ Updated Comcast POP3 email settings.
+ Search key and other buttons displayed in correct order.
+ Preinstalled V CAST Apps lets users purchase applications directly from their devices and bill them to a Verizon Wireless account.
Many Droid Incredible owners have already started receiving the update late last night. Hopefully, this software update won’t remove root from your Incredible.