Mashable is reporting that their sources at Verizon are indicating that August 18th will be the launch date for the HTC Droid Incredible's Android 2.2 update. Apparently, Mashable's sources already have Android 2.2 on their handsets, and "the update is essentially ready for primetime." This would make the HTC Droid Incredible the fifth handset to receive an OTA FroYo update, just days after the launch of the Droid 2, the first handset to sport Android 2.2 at launch.
Android Central is quick to point out that the FroYo update for the HTC EVO 4G and the Droid didn't go as planned, so don't get too disappointed if the update goes awry.
AndroidCommunity notes that once this happens, "three devices for Verizon will have the most up-to-date Android version: the original Droid, the Motorola Droid 2, and now the Droid Incredible."
Phandroid expresses their support for an August 18th launch date, saying that:
August 18th has been pegged as the day for Flash 10.1 to reach a full release to Android phones running Froyo and is also a date Verizon has already indicated should mark the end of the OTA rollout for the original Droid. It is assumed on that day Verizon will most likely begin rolling out a second update to Moto Droid owners that will enable Flash on their devices.
Mashable adds that "Froyo is a major improvement over its predecessors; it brings Flash 10.1, faster processing speeds, USB tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality to the mobile OS. Google also added new cloud sync functionality into Android 2.2 with yesterday’s launch of Chome to Phone."
Engadget mentions that ,as is the nature with OTA updates from Verizon, the update will likely come in "small batches", so if you don't get your update on the 18th, don't get upset.
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