Tag - Droid Incredible
Cellcom, a provider that uses Verizon's 4G LTE network, has launched its first 4G LTE smartphone on Friday, the HTC Desire 4G LTE. The high-speed network will be available in more than 370 cities across the US. Like the rebranded but otherwise identical Droid Incredible 4G LTE over at Verizon, the handset sports Android 4.0, a 4-inch display with 960x540 resolution, and a 1.2GHz, dual-core Qualcomm processor paired with 1GB of RAM.
HTC has upgraded its Android FAQ page to lay out the timeline over which a number of its handsets will receive upgrades to Android 4.0. Over the next few months, the Droid Incredible 2, Amaze, Desire, Desire HD, Evo 3D, Evo 4G+, and a number of other models are slated to receive an update to the latest version of Android.
HTC has brought its latest handsets to CTIA's New Orleans expo, where Electronista had a chance to try out the new Droid Incredible 4G LTE phone that will be headed to Verizon. The handset pairs Android 4.0 with HTC's Sense 4.0 interface overlay, while retaining the classic form of the original Droid Incredible that has been discontinued for some time.
HTC's Droid Incredible 4G, also referred to by the codename Fireball, may have passed through the FCC ahead of a formal announcement. The Commission has approved a mystery HTC device referred to by the model number PJ53100, though the test documents do not explicitly reveal the true identity.
The Wi-Fi security flaw present in some Android-powered HTC smartphones has been acknowledged by the manufacturer on its support page. When connected to Wi-Fi networks, hackers can take advantage of the flaw to gain security access credentials. The flaw was discovered by researchers Chris Hessing and Bret Jordan and would allow the details to be sent to a remote server on the Internet.
HTC has added six phones to its list of phones which support the vendor's bootloader unlock tool. With it, savvy users and developers can load a modified version of the Android OS firmware that gives them the interface or app control they wanted. The smartphones added to the compatibility list for the tool include the Aria, ChaCha and its Status counterpart, the Desire Z and its T-Mobile G2 equivalent, and the Droid Incredible.
Although the Droid Incredible has been discontinued for several months, some users are reporting that Verizon is finally releasing a Gingerbread update for the device. HTC originally announced plans for an Android 2.3 upgrade sometime in September, however the company failed to meet its promise and never disclosed a revised time-frame.
HTC's unannounced Vigor handset may be set to arrive on the market as the Droid Incredible HD, according to an alleged Verizon memo. It remains unclear if the leaked spec sheet, which was posted by Droid-Life, is a genuine document, a fabrication, or a reference to a different smartphone, though it does suggest the Vigor could be rebranded as it hits store shelves next month.
The HTC Droid Incredible from Verizon will indeed get the update to Android 2.3 soon, according to the carrier's support page. This also puts to rest an earlier claim that the provider will not be issuing such an upgrade at all. The update is ready to go and will probably be rolled out to handsets over the air throughout this week.
HTC may be dropping plans to offer a Gingerbread update for the original Droid Incredible smartphone. Although the company has repeatedly committed to the upgrade, a customer service representative has reportedly told a customer that the Incredible is not on the list of handsets that the company plans to update to the newer Android build.