Rumor: Incredible OTA halted, FroYo coming soon
Update 7/19/2010 @7:40PM EST: Verizon Wireless Tech confirms BGR's FroYo report via Twitter:
Update: 7/19/2010 @4:08PM EST: AndroidGuys is reporting that the original OTA is still rolling out, and all Incredible devices will receive the update in the near future. This is not FroYo. Repeat, this is not Froyo. FroYo is still expected in the coming weeks.
Rumors are swirling about the Incredible's latest OTA, which started to roll out this past weekend. Did the roll-out to a screeching halt, and if so, why? Well, BGR is reporting that the most recent OTA will indeed be halted, because HTC and Verizon are planning something much bigger: FroYo for the Incredible. That's right. According to BGR, the FroYo update is closer than we expected, and should arrive either by the end of July or the beginning of August. Other additions planned for the next Incredible OTA include 802.11n WiFi capability, 720p recording, and some new widgets. Check out the original report of the BGR "ninja" below:
This may only be a rumor at this time, but the "ninja" was certainly convinced we will see FroYo on the Incredible shortly. I guess we can put aside those notions that HTC would be abandoning the Incredible! So, what do you guys think?
I wanted to pass along that the upcoming Incredible MR will also include Froyo (originally it was going to be two separate MRs). We are targeting the end of the month/first part of August. As a reminder, below are the highlights:
- 802.11 n
- 3G Mobile Hot Spot
- HTC Widget: Email
- HTC Widget: News
- EAS Updates
- 720p Video Recording
- Amazon MP3
- My Verizon
Last edited by wuyanks; 07-19-2010 at 06:43 PM.
07-19-2010 12:26 PM
Actually, this is freaking awesome! I'd rather get this big update than two smaller ones. The sooner we get.an official froyo running sense ui the better!
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BGR is usually a great source, so if it was vetted by them then it sounds pretty credible.
Personally I would have liked to have a small OTA update now to fix the audio issues some of us are having instead of postponing that until the Froyo update is ready. But, as long as it IS fixed, waiting another 2 weeks is not a huge deal.
Hmm I guess we will see. I won't hold my breath, but it'd be great if they get Froyo to us soon. WIth all of this buzz lately, I'm starting to look forward to it
Former Blackberry Storm2 owner
HTC incredible owner... loving it so far
Update: 7/19/2010 @4:08PM EST: AndroidGuys is reporting that the original OTA is still rolling out, and all Incredible devices will receive the update in the near future. This is not FroYo. Repeat, this is not Froyo. FroYo is still expect in the coming weeks.
Awesome news! this will definitely keep me happy until LTE/4G phones come out on VZW, Rule The Air!
Originally Posted by wuyanks
Last edited by Cubanito; 07-19-2010 at 03:35 PM.
Not necessarily. See comments in that post about how those apps (Skype and VZW) are readily available on the market, including the latest VZW app update. Has nothing to do with OTA. I've had both on my DInc forever, and I got the VZW app update from the market yesterday, with no OTA.
Originally Posted by wuyanks
Maybe this version of froyo will actually be able to use the camera and browser
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okay thanks for the info...
Originally Posted by usn.mustanger
Update 7/19/2010 @7:40PM EST: Verizon Wireless Tech confirms BGR's FroYo report via Twitter