Motorola Droid X2 And HTC’s Incredible 2 Pictures Leak

The folks over at Android Central have managed to get their hands on some leaked pictures of the upcoming Motorola Droid X2 and the HTC Droid Incredible 2.

The Incredible S from HTC will get a minor speed bump and will be powered by a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and pack 768MB of RAM. The handset will also feature the same curvy back, as its predecessor.

The back of the phone sports an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash. Rumors also suggest that the Incredible 2 will feature wireless charging. Sadly, the handset will launch with Android 2.2.1 on-board. HTC and Verizon are yet to announce a release date for the Incredible 2.

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The Droid X2 from Motorola looks similar to its predecessor the Droid X. The handset sports the same 4.3-inch display with a higher qHD resolution. The X2 will be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chipset and pack 1GB of RAM. The back of the handset will sport an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash. Sadly, there is no video call camera in the front.

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While Motorola has retained the mini-HDMI port, the camera shutter key has been dropped from the Droid X2. The phone will launch with Android 2.2.2 with the latest version of MotoBlur running on top of it.

At the moment, it is unknown whether the X2 or the Incredible 2 will support Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Both the phones will be released under Verizon’s Droid brand.

Hopefully, Verizon and Motorola/HTC will announce the phone in the next couple of weeks.

HTC Incredible S Announced; Sports A 4-Inch S-LCD

HTC just announced a bunch of handsets and a tablet at the on-going MWC in Barcelona. First, HTC announced the successor to the highly popular HTC Incredible the Incredible S. The Incredible S sports a 4-inch SLCD display with WVGA resolution.

Like its predecessor, the Incredible S features a cutting-edge design’ with a contoured body. Unlike the Incredible, the Incredible S will be a global device.

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The Incredible S will be powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with the Adreno 205 GPU. The handset will also pack 768MB of RAM. The back of the phone sports an 8MP camera with Auto-Focus and dual-LED flash. It is also capable of recording 720p HD videos. The front of the phone houses a 1.3MP camera for video calling.

The usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, DLNA, Accelerometer and a proximity sensor are also present. The four usual Android buttons on the phone are capacitive and are not marked’. They actually change their position with the orientation of the device!

The Incredible S sports a 1450mAh battery. Sadly, the handset runs on Android 2.2 with HTC’s Sense UI on top of it. The handset will hit the stores in Europe and Asia by Q2 of 2011.

HTC Droid Incredible Software Update Rolling Out

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.htc_incredible
+ 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.

Enhancements:
+ 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.

CyanogenMod 6.0 Final Released

It’s here! It’s finally here! The final version of CyanogenMod 6.0 has finally been released. The final version of the CyanogenMod 6.0 supports many devices like the Nexus One, the Motorola Droid, the HTC EVO 4G, the DroidHTC EVO 4G Incredible, the HTC Aria etcetera. The CyanogenMod 6.0 ROM is based on the Android 2.2 OS. Users can download the ROM from either the Cyanogen forums or via ROM Manager.

Other features of CM6 rom include Browser incognito mode, FLAC playback support, Ad-hoc Wi-Fi support, OpenVPN support and many more. Here is the link to the full change-log. However, the final version of the CyanogenMod 6.0 is still not yet out for some devices like the HTC Incredible, Samsung Galaxy S (Vibrant) and the HTC Hero.

Hopefully, the final version of the CM6 ROM should come out for these devices within a few days.

HTC Droid Incredible Source Code Released

The HTC Droid Incredible is a very popular phone in the US. The phone features a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen with a WVGA resolution. It was a month ago that the Droid Incredible was rooted. The Droid Incredible wasHTC Logo comparatively a tough nut to crack than other Android phones. Custom ROMs for the Droid Incredible are scarce as well. The reason behind this is that HTC did not release the source code of the Droid Incredible’s kernel.

However, today HTC released the kernel source code of the Droid Incredible. The kernel source code also contains bits and pieces of Froyo code which should help developers. This will help the developers produce some quality and bug free ROMs for the Incredible. Along with the Droid Incredible, HTC also released the kernel source code of the Desire, Wildfire, Aria and the EVO 4G. Here is the link to download them.

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HTC Incredible And Motorola Droid To Get Froyo Update By Early August

Remember the HTC Droid Incredible software update we told you about? Apparently, the update has been postponed to a future date. The update is now expected to be rolled out by end of July, or early August. The reason for the delay in this software update you ask? Well the change-log of the software update has been edited to add one major update Froyo. Yes, the Droid Incredible is expected to get the Froyo update by early August.

This piece of news has been confirmed by an unofficialVerizon Tech Support. Here is the proof-:

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Along with the Incredible getting the Froyo update, the Verizon tech support guy also confirmed that the Motorola Droid will be getting the Froyo update within the same time span. Hopefully, most of the HTC phones and the Motorola Droid X will get the Froyo update by the end of August.

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HTC Droid Incredible Receiving The OTA Software Update?

Remember the HTC Droid Incredible upcoming software update we had told you about a couple of weeks ago? Well a few handful of Droid Incredible owners are reporting that they have got the software update notificationHTC Droid Incredible on their phone. The new OTA software updated is expected to bring 720p HD video recording, and a new boot up animation to the Incredible.

3G hotspot functionality will also be added to the Droid Incredible with this update. It is not yet confirmed whether this OTA software update has been officially released or not. As for now, users should take this news with a pinch of salt. It is also not yet confirmed whether the new software update fixes the security loop-hole via which the Droid Incredible was rooted.

Recently, unrevoked’ released an updated version of their application which allows users to root their Incredible in just a single click. If you are a Droid Incredible owner, and have already got the latest OTA software update on your phone, do drop in a comment.

Root HTC Droid Incredible Using ‘unrevoked’ In a Single Click

The HTC Droid Incredible is one of the most popular Android phones in the U.S. The phone is available exclusively on the Verizon network and features an 8MP camera at its back. The Droid Incredible was one of the fewHTC Droid Incredible Android phones which was still un-rooted, until last month. The problem with the rooting process was that it was pretty complicated and so many people preferred not to try it.

Now the folks behind unrevokedhave released an updated version of their application. The latest version allows users to root the Droid Incredible in just a single click. Keep in mind that there is no confirmation whether this rooting method is still compatible with the Droid Incredible OTA software update which is being rolled out to various users.

Users who have already rooted their handset using unrevoked are advised not to download the software update for now.

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HTC Incredible Gets Custom ROMs Based On Android Froyo

It was just last week that the HTC Desire got the Android Froyo update unofficially“. Now it is the U.S only HTC Incredible which has got the Froyo update unofficially. HTC had said that most of their Android phonesHTC Incredible launched in 2010, will get the Froyo update by the end of 2010.

If you are impatient and cannot wait for such a long time, then users can flash the CyanogenMod 6 on their Incredible. This custom ROM, which supports many devices including HTC Magic, G1 etcetera, brings Froyo to Incredible. However, this custom ROM has stock Froyo which means no HTC Sense UI. A user over at Droid-Life managed to flash this Custom ROM on his Incredible and took some benchmarks of the device. The results were downright impressive!

If you don’t want to lose the Sense UI, then there is a Custom ROM codenamed SkyRider for you. Keep in mind that this ROM is still in beta, but manages to bring Froyo and Sense UI together on the Incredible. This ROM still has a few bugs related to Camera, Wi-Fi etcetera.

HTC Droid Incredible To Get An OTA Software Update Soon

It was just a couple of days ago, that HTC had released an Over-The-Air (OTA) software update for the HTC EVO 4G. Now, the company will soon be rolling out another firmware update for the HTC Droid Incredible. Droid-Life has got some leaked information about the upcoming firmware update with pictures and video from some credible source.

The firmware update will bring with it – 720p HD video recording to the Incredible. Along with HD video recording, the update will also bring 3G hotspot feature to the phone.  Hopefully, the performance and the stability of the phone will also improve with this update. The bootup screen of the phone has also been changed to the “Droid” Red eye bootup.

Sadly, there is no specified timeframe when the firmware update will be available. Hopefully, the firmware update will hit the Incredible users sometime within a few weeks.