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HTC Droid Incredible To Receive 802.11n Support, Browser Fix, and Froyo?

Douglas Carter
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Lots of news has been circling the web the last few days concerning the HTC Droid Incredible. Wireless Goodness discovered FCC documents showing various improvements coming for the Droid Incredible, including a new battery and wireless-n support (which AndroidCentral attributes to Android 2.2). Additionally, HTC released a statement regarding privacy issues with the phone's browser.

Wireless Goodness wrote that the battery mentioned in the picture above seems to have the same 1300mAh battery as the original, however, they do not give any specifics as to how they got to that conclusion. Digging through the new manual, the new serial numbers are listed on page 9 near the top, so those of you with an Incredible, feel free to make some model number comparisons to see what's up.

The new support for 802.11n shown in the FCC document has AndroidCentral making a hunch that since Android 2.2 for the Nexus One came with 802.11n Wi-Fi support, this update for the Incredible may be Android 2.2. It is more than a stretch to get to that conclusion in my opinion (especially since Android 2.2 is still not releasing onto all Nexus One devices, and the HTC Droid Incredible runs HTC Sense, which almost guarantees a delay in update), but maybe Droid Incredible users will be getting lucky in the next few weeks.

Finally, BoyGeniusReport wrote a story last week about the HTC Incredible taking pictures of the browser at random times, and saving them into the phones memory. Apparently, the files were very hard to remove, and thus raising privacy concerns for anyone who might lose their phone or want to sell it to another individual. Now, BoyGeniusReport has a statement from HTC addressing the issue and providing a temporary solution. In the letter, they mentioned that:

HTC has identified the root cause of the DROID Incredible not deleting web page thumbnails after a factory reset, and is creating an update which will eliminate this issue. This will be distributed through a software maintenance release that will be pushed to devices in the near future.

Head on over to the FCC site here and do some digging if you feel like it and have some time to spend.

Other Sources: AndroidCentral, BoyGeniusReport, Engadget, FCC, Phandroid

Image from Wireless Goodness

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