Verizon Wireless has started rolling out Google's Android 2.2 operating system for the HTC Droid Incredible, which sells out often. Upgrades started Aug. 27, Verizon said.
Verizon Wireless said it has started rolling out Google's Android 2.2
operating system for the HTC Droid
Incredible, one of the more popular Android devices the No. 1 wireless carrier
Verizon made the official announcement
about the Froyo upgrade on its Twitter
@VZWSupport account Aug. 27. See this Verizon support Web page here
Upgrades will come over the air in batches, meaning some people will be
prompted immediately to upgrade, while others must wait days or weeks,
according to the Android Power blog, which broke the news
The carrier launched the Droid Incredible
April 29 for $199 with a $100 mail-in
rebate and a two-year contract.
The handset, which originally launched with Android 2.1, runs the 1GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon. The gadget has a 3.7-inch WVGA (480-by-800) AMOLED
capacitive touch screen.
The Incredible, like the Motorola Droid X and HTC
Evo 4G from Sprint, has proved so popular that it is often sold out or on back order.
joins the Google Nexus One, HTC
Evo 4G, Motorola Droid and Droid 2 as Android smartphones that run
the latest OS.
Android 2.2 includes
a faster browser, support for Adobe Flash 10.1
and Microsoft Exchange, and a cloud-to-device messaging API
that enables such applications as the Google Chrome to Phone service.
Verizon and Motorola have said the Motorola Droid X will be the next device
to get the Android 2.2 in September.
Indeed, Motorola last week published
an upgrade timeline listing when users of its Android
smartphones can expect an OS upgrade. View the timeline here