The somewhat forgotten DROID Incredible 4G LTE should be receiving an update shortly. Verizon today, posted support documentation for the device to their web site. The update adds ISIS support as well as reduces power cycling. Clarity in Bluetooth as also been improved. The build number gets bumped to 2.19.605.2 710RD as well. If you still own the device, sound off in the comments below to let us know if you’ve received the update.
Sure HTC may be hemorrhaging money at an alarming rate, but at least it’s continuing to make its customers happy by providing guidance on which of its popular devices will be getting the coveted Jelly Bean update. According to a leaked update list from notorious leaker Football4PDA, owners of the following devices will get the Jelly Bean update… at some point:
This is exciting news indeed— though I’m sure owners of the above devices are eager to know when they will get the extensive update. Hopefully HTC doesn’t wait until even newer pieces of software is out before unleashing the Jelly Bean update to the masses.
Verizon’s HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE has received a nice upgrade that benefits customers who travel internationally as the addition of global roaming support has been added.
ISIS, Verizon’s mobile payment system has also been added into the update along with Verizon’s remote diagnostics tool, improved 4G connectivity and more.
The update isn’t quite ready for mass consumption yet, so keep your eye out for further updates as to when the update will be available for you.
Developers interested in working on the Verizon Droid Incredible 4G LTE smartphone have a new tool available today. HTC has released the kernel source code on their Developer Center web site. Verizon’s Droid Incredible 4G LTE, while based on an HTC One S, from a hardware standpoint is downgraded in some key areas like screen size. Maybe the community of developers will be able to close the gap a bit, substituting software goodies for hardware prowess, with access to the kernel code.
If you are a developer and interested in obtaining the code, just hit the source link below.
When HTC unveiled the One Series back in February, they were looking to simplify things with their hope that the carriers would buy into the models without any carrier-specific customization. T-Mobile took on the One S and AT&T took on the One X. Sprint took on the One X as well, but made changes and marketed it as the EVO 4G LTE. That left Verizon Wireless, who decided to do something completely different. They wanted to continue the DROID Incredible line and basically started with a One S, but made so many changes that it really couldn’t be classified as a One Series phone. Will it satisfy the appetite from previous Incredible owners? Hit the break to find out, and you can also check out our initial hands on review.
I’m calling it the phone that could’ve been. The DROID Incredible 4G LTE is the third version of the Incredible series, but for whatever reason Verizon didn’t want to make this a flagship DROID device. Sprint, on the other hand, knew that the third installment of the EVO line needed to be a major player, and that’s why they chose the HTC One X as the basis. Verizon took a different approach and went with the HTC One S as the basis, but left out the ImageSense camera chip. On the flip side, they did allow for a removable battery and an available microSD slot for expanded storage. This phone isn’t part of the One Series, and it doesn’t feel like anything close with it’s 11.7mm thick frame, as opposed to 7.8mm for the One S and 8.9mm for the One X.
The specs are similar to the One S and include a 4-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 8GB of storage, microSD slot for an additional 32GB of storage, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, 4G LTE, Android 4.0.3, and Sense 4.0. The price is $149, which is competitive for Verizon Wireless, but one has to wonder if spending $50 more and getting the Samsung Galaxy S III would be the wiser choice.
Look for our full review soon, but for now check out our initial hands on after the break.
It’s way overdue, but Verizon finally announced the DROID Incredible 4G LTE will be available on July 5th for $149. All I can say is, “What could’ve been.” How this isn’t the One X or at least a variant, I have no idea. I would have even taken a One S. It’s not all bad though as you do get a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, microSD storage, and a removable battery, but you don’t get the amazing ImageSense chip for the camera. How and why this happened just doesn’t make sense, but it is what it is.
- 4-inch super LCD qHD display
- 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
- 1 GB of RAM
- 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash, BSI, f/2.2 and 28 mm lens
- Front-facing camera for video chatting with friends and family
- Mobile Hotspot-capable to share a 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
- Support for up to 32 GB microSD™ memory card
- 1700 mAh battery
- NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
- Beats Audio
Full press release after the break:
Well, it’s finally official. Verizon just confirmed the rumors that the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE will launch on all channels July 5th. According to the official press release, the Incredible 4G LTE will run $150 on contract after a $50 mail-in rebate. You won’t be getting a rebate check this time around, Big Red has opted to issue a $50 debit card that can be used anywhere just like cash (as long as the store takes debit cards). Just as a refresher, the Incredible 4G LTE sports a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor that runs Ice Cream Sandwich (and Sense 4), has a 4-inch qHD display, Beats Audio, NFC, and an 8MP camera. No a bad piece of kit given the price point but will be hard pressed for adoption once the Samsung Galaxy S III becomes available over the next couple weeks. That being said, who’s choosing to grab the new Incredible this Thursday?
Jump past the break for a promo video and the full press release.
Any of you who are following HTC USA on Twitter may have noticed a tweet yesterday stating “Next week, we’ve got some special fun headed your way. We hear it’s going to be INCREDIBLE.”
So I’m going to go out on a limb and say that HTC just confirmed the long awaited DROID Inc 4G LTE release. With all the buzz surrounding the Galaxy S III and the newly announced Nexus 7 tablet, it’s almost easy to forget that this phone was on its way. Who is still excited and waiting for this HTC One S in black in red?
Earlier this month we broke the news that Verizon had been taking stock of accessories for the as yet unreleased Droid Incredible 4G LTE. Surely as good an indication as you’ll find of an immanent release. It seems that was a safe assumption as Verizon has today confirmed that it will finally launch the device on July 5th. The mid range device will cost you $199 on a 2 year contract which oddly prices the device the same as the Samsung Galaxy S III, the current kingpin of Android devices.
This is certainly a case of better late than never however 2 months have passed since the device was first launched at the CTIA show. In that short time we’ve seen HTC itself launch two hugely successful devices in the One S and One X. With so many other options available and the Google I/O and Android Jelly Bean only days away, will you still be looking to pick one up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Source: Droid Life