What operating system runs on Motorola phones? There was a time when Motorola had their own OS than ran their phones. Today that landscape is changing. Today, Motorola is almost exclusively an Android shop.
According to John Ellis, director of software and services for Motorola put it this way: “We doubled down on our bets with Google. We’re happy about it. Sanjay is raving about it. … The complexity for us was monstrous. We would have internal development paralysis because we were afraid of breaking anything.” (androidguys.com)
On this surface, [...]
One of the hottest smartphones and the current flagship phone of Verizon Wireless’ Droid series, the HTC Droid Incredible has been in short supply ever since it launched. The shortages have been attributed to Samsung reserving AMOLED production for the Super AMOLED screens used on Sammy’s own Galaxy S Android smartphone. The AMOLED display shortage, a major component of the Droid Incredible, has become so bad that HTC is rumored to switch to Super TFT panels manufactured by Sony.
For potential customers of the Incredible, Verizon Wireless is giving them the option of [...]
It is speculated that HTC and Verizon Wireless will be working on a software update for the HTC Droid Incredible to bring give the device some enhanced features not currently enabled by the software, which would bring the HTC device up to par with the soon to be released Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid X. Among the features that a software update would bring would be to enable the 720p HD video recording capabilities on the 8-megapixel camera as well as bringing support for an optional Mobile Hotspot App that would turn your Android smartphone into a wireless router for [...]
According to a test ran by Dr. Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate Technologies, the Retina Display of the iPhone 4 is said to be among the best on the market today. While Apple was touting pixel count–Steve Jobs mentioned that the iPhone 4 has a pixel density of 326 ppi, similar to that of text printed on a laser printer–Soneira tested for other factors, including contrast, brightness, color depth, and the accuracy of color production on the screen.
According to Soneira, the iPhone 4 has the brightest display compared to the Droid X, Droid Incredible with the AMOLED [...]
The Motorola Droid X with its widgets-based UI on Android along with the HTC Droid Incredible are among the hottest smartphones on the market right now and two of the smartest smartphones on Verizon Wireless’ network. If you’re looking to take the plunge and aren’t sure which one to plunker down and get, we did some comparison videos of the Droid X against the HTC Droid Incredible covering the main features.
Of course, in the end it boils down to personal preference–whether you want a larger 4.3-inch display or a more pocketable 3.7-inch display, if you [...]
HTC is caught in a precarious situation as its popular Droid Incredible, Verizon Wireless’ current flagship Android phone, is in high demand but has been continuously delayed due to constraints of AMOLED supplies.
The AMOLED constraint is so bad that HTC is rumored to Super TFT panels, which are not in short supply, and Verizon Wireless rumored to offer Droid X units over the Droid Incredible.
According to one reader who is awaiting their Droid Incredible shipment, “While all orders are running 2-3 days behind schedule, the Midwest region’s shipments [...]
It is rumored that Verizon Wireless is ready to say goodbye to its flagship HTC Droid Incredible, which has a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and high-resolution WVGA AMOLED display–the latter of which may be the issue with the success of the device on Verizon Wireless. When it was released, the Droid Incredible displaced the Motorola Droid as the carrier’s flagship model, but because it uses an AMOLED display, the device has been delayed on many occasions because of constraints in AMOLED supply from Samsung, prompting a rumor that HTC may use Super TFT touchscreen [...]
Many current HTC devices, including the Google Nexus One, are capable of 802.11n–commonly referred to as WiFi n–from a hardware perspective. However, Android 2.1 and prior do not have built-in software support for using WiFi n. The latest FCC documents says that the HTC Droid Incredible for Verizon Wireless will be supporting 802.11n, suggesting that the handset may be soon receiving an upgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo since Android 2.1 and prior do not support the n specifications for WiFi.
A security vulnerability was revealed recently that the Verizon Wireless HTC Droid Incredible had cached and created screenshots of a user’s recently visited website–most likely for use in the Bookmarks widget of HTC Sense–and that there wasn’t an easy way for a user, especially a novice user, to navigate HTC’s smartphone to clear the device of those snapshots. The situation would be sticky as the phone ages and trades hands as users may want to sell their phones if there was no way to clear the screenshots despite being able to clear cache and cookies. [...]
The latest video tests on YouTube shows a user demonstrating an issue with HTC’s latest crop of Android handsets experiencing unresponsive screens when it is used or placed on an ungrounded surface. According to the video maker, an ungrounded surface is one that does not “have pass any type of electrical charge” and could pose a “huge issue when attempting to use the phone in a car dock for navigation or other purposes.”
In my experience with the HTC Droid Incredible, I do notice that the screen does become unresponsive even while holding [...]
Based on its calculations, Verizon Wireless had anticipated to move twice the number of HTC Droid Incredible Android phones than it does now. The problem with not being able to sell the Android phones has to do with supply as there is demand for the HTC unit. The carrier is blaming supplies shortages, most notably shortage of the Samsung-made AMOLED display that’s employed on the device. The carrier disclosed its predicament at the Barclays Capital conference.
It seems that the AMOLED shortage could also be plaguing the AT&T version of the Google Nexus One as that [...]
Verizon Wireless is having a hard time keeping the HTC Droid Incredible in stock. The device can be seen as a competitor to the highly talked about HTC EVO 4G which is to debut on Sprint next month and is Verizon’s alternative to the Google Nexus One. The short supply of Droid Incredibles is due to shortage of parts, leading Verizon Wireless to fulfill customer online orders first before restocking depleted shelf inventory in its retail stores. According to Verizon Wireless, had there not been a shortage, the handset would have outsold the Motorola Droid.
This is what happens when a firm moves a bit too slowly in bringing a product to market. First, Google canned the Verizon version of the Nexus One, citing the Droid Incredible as the reason for them not moving forward with the release. Quite simply, the likelihood of a Verizon customer choosing the Nexus One over the Droid Incredible would be quite low. Now, close to the launch of the most highly anticipated Android device yet, the EVO 4G on Sprint, we’re hearing that the Sprint Nexus One has been canned as well. Hopefully we learn from Google in the near future about the next [...]
The HTC Droid Incredible: with a name like that, expectations are high for HTC’s latest Android release. It’s comparable to the HTC Desire, but it packs some extra features and it’s the only device of its kind, at least for now, that’s geared for the US market. Meaning, this is the first time we’re seeing Android 2.1 with HTC’s stunning Sense UI on such a powerful device in the States, so that alone certainly has Verizon Wireless subscribers in a frenzy. Verizon looks to capitalize on the “Droid” craze with the HTC Droid Incredible, but [...]
In this video, we take a look at some more software from Verizon’s HTC Droid Incredible. We previously demoed the Sense UI and HTC’s widgets, but this time we check out other features like live wallpapers, apps, multitouch functions, flash implementation in the web browser, and camera settings. Keep an eye out for the full review of the HTC Incredible, which will be up soon.
Having already poked around the hardware of the HTC Droid Incredible, it’s time to take the software out for a spin. In this video, we take a look at the Sense UI and widgets found on the Snapdragon-powered CDMA Android device. The vanilla Android 2.1 experience is excellent, but HTC’s customizations raise it to an unforgettable experience. We demo some new features, like “Leap” and the “Friend Stream” widget, as well as revisit some older, still useful features found in Sense.
In case you missed it, check out the unboxing and hardware tour [...]
It looks like Google will not be bringing the Google Nexus One Android smartphone to Verizon Wireless after all and that device has since been substituted for the Droid Incredible, which runs the HTC Sense experience on top of Android 2.1.
Previously, the placeholder on Google’s website to order the Nexus One would show a placeholder showing that the Nexus One for Verizon Wireless would be coming in Spring 2010; the site also advised users at the time who cannot wait for the Nexus One to arrive to also consider the Motorola Droid. Now, the placeholder no longer mentions a [...]
The HTC Droid Incredible for Verizon Wireless is already well ahead of its counterparts–the HTC Desire and the Google Nexus One–in terms of available storage and application memory. The device already has 8 GB of storage memory built-in for storing music, photos, or videos, which is a good thing considering the device has an 8-megapixel camera. However, it seems that Verizon Wireless wants to give you additional storage by way of a free 2 GB micro SD card with the device.
You can check out the HTC Incredible, which is part of Verizon Wireless’ Droid lineup, as [...]
In this video, we examine the hardware of the HTC Droid Incredible, which is Verizon’s newest Android device. Regarding hardware, it’s tough to beat the Incredible if you’re a Verizon subscriber looking for a smartphone right now. Under the hood, it has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8GB of internal storage (shows 6.6GB), 512MB of ROM (shows 748MB), and 512MB of RAM. It’s certainly a powerhouse of a phone capable of operating smoothly no matter what apps or tasks you throw at it.
It also sports an 8MP Camera with dual LED flash and has a unique body design [...]
In this video, we unbox the HTC Droid Incredible, Verizon’s newest flagship Android device. Like the HTC Desire and Nexus One, the Incredible is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and features Android 2.1. It also has 512MB of RAM, which helps in maintaining a speedy, pleasant experience throughout the day. It’s the first time we’re seeing such a powerful Android handset with HTC’s Sense UI released in the U.S. The Droid Incredible is up for pre-order now on Verizon’s website and will officially be available on April 29 for $199.99 with a 2yr [...]
After this morning’s early website debut of the Droid Incredible, which subsequently led the carrier to take down the site, Verizon Wireless is now featuring the specs of the handset. The detailed specs confirm everything that we’ve already known: 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA display, 1 GHz processor, HTC Sense UI, Android 2.1 Google Experience device, 8 GB internal memory augmented to with 16 GB storage card, and an 8-megapixel autofocus camera. The launch seems closer than ever with the pre-order page having jumped the gun earlier and now the specs sheet going live on the [...]