Many blogs and websites have reported over the past several days that an OTA update was coming for the Droid Incredible which included the following updates:

  • 720p video recording (sweeeeeeet!)
  • Verizon’s mobile hotspot app
  • Integrated Skype app
  • Cool new “Droid” boot animation

For the record, I’ve had my Incredible since the beginning of May and have seen only one minor update (update 1) since then. Apparently, this most recent OTA was a "rolling" update and was supposed to hit Incredible owners over the last week or so.


Image credit: Droid-Life

If you haven’t yet received your OTA update, I may have a possible reason why. According to BGR, Verizon has decided to forgo the minor OTA update and, instead, will "one up" itself by rolling it out as a complete Android 2.2 "Froyo" update for all Incredible users by the end of July/beginning of August.

Now, if this is truly the case, I’ll be jumping up and down screaming the praises of Android, HTC, and Verizon from the rooftops. Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration. But, then again, maybe it’s not.

Here is the final rundown of what the rumored July/August update should bring:

  • Froyo
  • 802.11n
  • 3G Mobile Hot Spot
  • HTC Widget: Email
  • HTC Widget: News
  • 720p video recording with always-on recording light
  • EAS Updates
  • Amazon MP3
  • Skype
  • Mobile hotspot
  • And so much more

For a nice refresher of what Froyo brings to the table, check out EXCLUSIVE: New Android 2.2 Features Exposed! (Update All, Auto-Update Apps, Speed Boost, Tethering, Flash, Color Trackball, Car Dock Improvements) [With Pics].

Source: BGR

  • http://www.twitter.com/dalex7777 dalex7777

    Does the Droid Incredible not have the Amazon MP3 app?

    • http://www.foodandwhining.com Danielsan

      Wasn't installed on mine, but downloading it now. (shrug)

  • Verizon employee

    For all of you htc incredible, droid x and motto droid users the htc and motorola froyo updates are being released at the same time. The updates will start pushing out around 8/06/2010 which is next friday and we should agl have it by 08/15/2010 this was confirmed to me today so get ready for some FROYO LOVE !!!!!!! P.S. This is not a rumor it has been confirmed !!!!!

    • Greg

      I have had my Incredible for 2 months waiting for froyo, now Sprint is updating the EVO on Aug 2nd! And Im told we have to wait even longer than that? That really ticks me off!!

  • n/a

    An htc regional product rep just showed me the update info slick, confirming all of the update features - though froyo was not on the list. Guess we may have to wait til mid-august when it was originally supposed to launch.

  • Yong

    My wife got an OTA update today. It caused four or five apps to constantly force close requiring they be uninstalled and then reinstalled before working properly again. And it also caused an endless reboot cycle until I pulled the battery. Good QA there, Verizon.