Amazon’s big smartphone deal this weekend focuses on the Droid series of devices. New customers with Verizon Wireless will be able to pick up any of the current Droid-labeled models on-contract for a mere penny.
Last weekend, Amazon was promoting AT&T phones for a penny, including the two remaining Windows Phone 7 handsets that hadn’t sold out yet. If Android is more your cup of tea, you now have the three latest Motorola Droid models and the HTC Incredible to choose from. The brand new Droid Pro is currently out-of-stock, but considering it lists for about $180 [...]
This morning, HTC released the sourcecode to the T-Mobile myTouch 4G’s kernel. This doesn’t mean much to the average Android user, but to developers and modders it means that ROMs and tweaks can be developed to enable all sorts of customizations and optimizations.
Along with the myTouch 4G kernel, HTC also published a pair of “Maintenance Releases” for the T-Mobile G2 and Droid Incredible.
This isn’t the entire sourcecode for the device as some other news outlets are reporting, it’s just the kernel, not any proprietary, closed-source [...]
HTC’s official Sync application for Android devices was recently updated for APAC & EU HTC Hero (Android 2.1), HTC Desire HD, Desire Z, Legend, Desire, Wildfire, HTC Aria (APAC Only) and now it’s time for an update that will also support U.S. devices.
The version number is 3.0.5481 — same as previous but for different devices — and is intended for HTC Desire, DROID ERIS by HTC (Verizon), DROID INCREDIBLE by HTC (Verizon), HTC Aria (AT&T), HTC EVO 4G (Sprint) and T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide. Three features have been improved according to the [...]
We had strong reasons to believe Verizon’s V Cast Market was coming to the HTC Droid Incredible in future maintenance update and it looks like Verizon is already pushing out a minor update to handsets since last evening.
The 18MB update being pushed out is a minor update in itself but it contains Verizon’s V Cast Market which is the place to buy applications, similar to the classic Android Market, only that it allows paying for the purchased applications via adding the additional costs to your bill, rather than applying to your credit card. The version number is [...]
Verizon may be releasing the HTC Incredible HD as an LTE-capable device on its nascent post-3G network early next year, possibly in March, according to a credible tipster on Twitter. User black_man_x, who seems to be a Verizon employee from the early access he gets to many pre-release devices, casually tweeted the other day that he “just saw something so incredible that it was almost HD… and LiTE as a feather.” It’s fairly clear from the language that he is referencing the rumored followup to the Droid Incredible, supposedly the same kickstand-equipped device [...]
Verizon is making good on their promise to bring their own branded Market, V Cast Apps, to Android devices.
In the maintenance update coming soon to the Droid Incredible Droid Incredible Verizon will add their V Cast app market — without much fanfare. In fact, it seems as if they didn’t want anyone to notice at all.
“Verizon Wireless will begin pushing a software update to the DROID Incredible next week. The update includes software enhancements that will pre-install V CAST Apps on the phone. We said earlier this year that we’d be expanding V CAST [...]
Verizon has dropped the price of two popular, high-end Android smartphones, the Motorola Droid 2 and HTC Droid Incredible, which may indicate that these models are being phased out to make room for replacements. Both handsets have been decreased from $200 to $150 on contract, and we know for a fact that a more-powerful Droid 2 Global is hitting the carrier this month, although it’s unclear if the original Droid 2 will be replaced or remain selling at the lower price.
As for the Incredible, it has already seen a somewhat disappointing change when its AMOLED screen became a [...]
Motorola has released an update to its Media Link Software for Android devices. According to Motorola, the new version (1.2) has a host of new features and a fresh new look. Motorola Media Link software is only available for Windows PC users. The software is provided by Motorola to enable easier media syncing to their line of Android phones.
Some of the key features are
Sync your music, Podcasts and Playlists from iTunes and Windows Media Player. Reformat video to optimize the on device experience. Create custom ringtones, photo and video albums. Share media on [...]
Verizon will be releasing a successor to the HTC Droid Incredible — allegedly called the Incredible HD — on November 23rd, according to an administrator over at Droid Forums. Apparently this is the same device pictured on BGR in late August, with eight-megapixel, dual-flash camera clearly visible on the backside, along with the increasingly-popular kickstand. The phone is said to have a 4.3-inch screen, which is the same as Motorola’s Droid X, and larger than the 3.7-inch display found on the original Droid Incredible.
Admin Miami1683 also claims that the [...]
Though the HTC Droid Incredible is a 3G smartphone that operates on Verizon Wireless’s CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A network, enterprising users have discovered a hidden menu that can be pulled up through Google Gesture Search that reveals 4G settings on the Android smartphone. It could be, since the Sprint HTC EVO 4G and the Droid Incredible have similar OS builds, the 4G settings could be a carry-over from the Sprint development for WiMax. Another possible theory is that in rolling out the Droid Incredible’s Froyo ROM, HTC has been busy working on a 4G LTE phone for Verizon Wireless [...]
We had previously reported that the Droid Incredible would switch from an AMOLED display to one that uses Super LCD, or SLCD for short, due to Samsung’s display shortage. It looks like that the switch had just happened and now the Droid Incredible is shipping from Best Buy with Super LCD in tow. The new Incredibles are also being let out of the gate with Android 2.2 pre-installed on the device.
(via: Droid-Life and AndroidSpin)
After several Droid Incredible shortages due to AMOLED screen this year, and with HTC’s late July announcement to officially swtich from AMOLED to SLCD due to Samsung’s AMOLED shortage we might say we’ve seen this coming for a while now.
With the precedent of the HTC Desire which is now shipping only with SLCD displays, the HTC Droid Incredible is making the switch from AMOLED to SLCD screens according to a pictured note according to which “Customers purchasing a new Droid Incredible starting around late September will have a device with the SLCD [...]
If the matte black back of the HTC Droid Incredible on Verizon Wireless isn’t your thing, you can also grab a first-party official HTC back cover in white or red. We had seen the bright red back cover before on the initial spy shots of the device, though when the Incredible launched Verizon opted for a more muted black back. The back covers aren’t on Verizon’s site yet, but you can pick them up in stores for $25 a pop.
The back cover also displays the “with Google” logo. It was widely believed that the “with Google” designation would [...]
A Samsung executive has reportedly promised a ten-fold increase in AMOLED display production starting in July of next year, when its new facility dedicated to their manufacture will supposedly increase capacity from three million to 30 million screens per month. Lee Woo-Jong, vice president of display marketing, went on to say that he believes that devices using the so-called active-matrix organic light-emitting diode screens will grow by 35 times, to 700 million, by 2015.
Samsung builds AMOLED displays for both itself and its competitors, making recent shortages a potential [...]
Although Verizon Wireless had already begun to dispatch its Android 2.2 Froyo update to the HTC Droid Incredible, the upgrade was rolled out OTA in batches. Now, it seems that the upgrade is widely available and users who are comfortable with downloading the update to their PC, transferring it to a micro SDHC card, and installing it manually can do so if they don’t want to wait for Verizon to push out the update.
The update file is available from Android Central. After downloading, you’ll need to rename the file to “update.zip” and then place the file [...]
It seems that the endless wait is over, as Verizon has just sent out an official tweet that the Droid Incredible Froyo update begins rolling out today. For those who have not been following this saga, rumors of an imminent upgrade began all the way back in June, and have reached a fevered pitch lately as everyone and his mother seemed to have the inside scoop on this anticipated release.
Engadget reports that besides the usual Android 2.2 features, users will also benefit from pre-installed Adobe Flash 10.1, 720p video recording capabilities, and the same mobile hotspot feature [...]
The latest tests done by Laptop Mag compares the battery life of some popular Android handsets in the United States, and Verizon Wireless’s latest Droid offerings come out on top with the Motorola Droid X taking top honors followed closely by the Motorola Droid 2.
With a modified battery life testing custom-created app, Laptop Mag doesn’t take into account phone calls, SMS messaging, or other features, but rather the app’s main focus was screen usage while surfing the web. They had prepped the phone with these conditions to create as even a playing field as [...]
After many rumors about an Android 2.2 Froyo release date for the HTC Droid Incredible update on carrier Verizon Wireless, the latest one says that the Droid smartphone will be getting its much awaited upgrade on 9/1. However, as rumors turn out, that one was quickly dismissed and users who were wishfully hoping that the Android upgrade that would bring Adobe Flash 10.1 support need not hold their breath and the waiting continues.
The rumored Froyo update is said to be bring not only a system upgrade, but will enable more advanced features on the Droid Incredible, like 720p HD [...]
According to speculation, Verizon Wireless will be rolling out the Android 2.2 Froyo update to the HTC Droid Incredible beginning next week. The sources say that Verizon Wireless team members already have Froyo installed on their handsets, and that the rollout will begin in limited batches starting next week. If you’re a lucky Droid Incredible owner and have managed to secure yourself HTC’s AMOLED device in spite of the shortage, keep your eyes out next week for Froyo.
Android 2.2 is expected to give the handset a number of improvements, including speed improvements [...]
How important is a brand name? In the context of cellular phones: very, very important.
While standing in line at a local amusement park I sent a text to my wife, letting her know where the kids and I were. As I was putting my phone away I heard someone ask “Hey, is that a Droid?”
“It’s a Nexus One”, I replied off the cuff.
“Oh, it looks like my Droid,” at which point he pulled out his MyTouch 3G.
Realizing he meant “Android” and not “Droid”, I replied, “Oh, yeah, mine runs Android, [...]
Verizon is rumored to be beginning its Android 2.2 rollout on the company’s high-end Android lineup, which includes the Motorola Droid, HTC Droid Incredible, and the Motorola Droid X, on August 6th and the rollout will continue through August 15th.
Verizon is expected to rollout Froyo onto its devices later this summer, and a screenshot has been posted on the Internet showing a Droid X with Android 2.2 running.
According to the tipster, this is not just a rumored, but is confirmed.
With a simultaneous rollout of Froyo on the 6th and rumors of a Droid 2 [...]
YouTube, in partnership with Sundance, Ridley Scott and director Kevin MacDonald, is embarking on an ambitious project on July 24th. The project asks users to take their cameras out and tell a story about their lives and the winning entries will be selected to appear in an edited documentary with footage created by users on their own recording equipment. With modern phones like the HTC EVO 4G, the Motorola Droid X, the iPhone 4, Microsoft KIN Two, and the Galaxy S variants capable of shooting videos in HD, modern geeks would make for great filmmakers. Now, all you need is a [...]
It seems like this summer has created a blockbuster of smartphone hits, from AT&T’s iPhone 4 to Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G and Verizon Wireless’s Droid X and Droid Incredible. We, of course, are all too familiar with the Droid Incredible’s AMOLED shortage, but what about the other handsets? Recent checks with Apple shows strong demand for the iPhone 4 is keeping the device off shelves and AT&T is only selling that smartphone on a preorder basis even weeks after the phone launched. Sprint is still listing the EVO 4G as out of stock on its online store and [...]
If you’re lucky enough to snag an HTC Droid Incredible on Verizon Wireless before all the persistent shortages due to tight supply of the AMOLED display, you’ll be happy to know that your preferred carrier has launched an OTA update that has been hitting some devices. That update brings with it the rumored 720p HD video encoding, essentially a software patch that turns your device’s camcorder into an HD shooter. This will make the Droid Incredible more competitive against the HTC EVO 4G on Sprint as well as the Motorola Droid X.
There are other additions [...]