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HTC Planning Froyo Updates in Q3, Fails to Mention Incredible

UK tech site Recombu recently reached out to HTC to check on the status of Froyo for their newer lineup of devices and actually received a pretty favorable response.  It sounds like early Q3 which could mean as early as Thursday!  OK, that’s not likely, but they did say “beginning of Q3″ which should have you at least a little excited…

“We are working hard with our partners to update the HTC Sense experience on Froyo and distribute it to our customers as fast as possible. We expect to release updates for several of our 2010 models including Desire, Legend and Wildfire beginning in Q3.”

OK, so here is the problem.  While our sources, along with various Verizon spokespersons, have all confirmed that the Droid Incredible is by no means on the way out, HTC still failed to even mention the device.  But before we dig too deeply into this painful omission, it should be noted that the 3 devices they have listed are all European devices which would make sense, especially since the site requesting info is Euro-based.  They also said “several” meaning the Incredible was probably not specifically asked about, but will likely be included.  (How could they not?)  And I just had a full on argument with myself in the middle of a post. Wow.

Enough on this conspiracy already…we’ll assume that they plan on updating our Droid family member in the next month.  Right?  Don’t say we didn’t warn you though.

Source: Recombu

  • rob.b

    It was a UK article… they dont sell the Incredible in the UK so no point in listing it there.

  • http://twitter.com/JayMonster JayMonster

    One other potential reason to not mention the Incredible… Not opening a can of worms or leaving themselves to get stuck answering questions about when the Incredible will be back in stock, how they plan on dealing with screen issues, the LCD vs AMOLED displays etc. Why go there when they (most likely) don't want to go there.

  • rob.b

    It was a UK article… they dont sell the Incredible in the UK so no point in listing it there.

  • http://twitter.com/JayMonster JayMonster

    One other potential reason to not mention the Incredible… Not opening a can of worms or leaving themselves to get stuck answering questions about when the Incredible will be back in stock, how they plan on dealing with screen issues, the LCD vs AMOLED displays etc. Why go there when they (most likely) don't want to go there.

  • doomsjay

    The HTC Incredible will certainly get Froyo within the next couple of weeks.I'm sure that HTC wouldn't throw such an incredible device under the bus like that.

    I mean, just look at how quickly they pushed out such incredible features for the phone, like the Charging Dock, the TV out cable, and the Flashlight app.

  • TOG Tribe Of Britain

    Chris.Go is generic

  • digitalicecream

    c'mon. Just because they say including certain models doesnt mean excluding certain other models. The Incredible has pivotal role at Verizon with HTC. Don't update the Incredible and no one who DOESNT root their phones will ever consider an HTC model just for the “what if” factor.

    The Incredible will get the official Froyo, just like it will get all of the support from the dev teams… Just maybe not in that order. It doesn't mean your phone is going to be any less awesome. You just wont have bragging rights for a little while longer… so what?

  • TB

    Reading is fundamental! They said “beginning IN Q3″ not “beginning OF Q3″, so technically they could hold out until the last day of September and the statement would still be true. Good news nonetheless though.

  • http://YourWebsite tb

    reading is fundamental bud. it says beginning “in” not beginning “of” meaning they could start rolling out froyo on the last day of september and it would still be a true statement. still good news nonetheless.

  • NairRo

    Once again no talk of the Evil Cousin “”ERIS”” … Dont forget we helped launch this whole Droid thing. The Eris was their day One…. .. I guess it's time for me to Grab the ol Shot Gun and head out Back…. so sad : – (

    • http://twitter.com/digitalicecream Robert Carrasco

      Gah… send me your Eris before you destroy it…

  • slinky317

    No EVO mentioned either.

  • robotographer

    Is it because the EVO and Incredible aren't offered in the UK? I mean why would a UK tech site ask HTC about US phones?

    Just a thought.

    • robotographer

      I clearly didn't read all of the entry.
      haha

  • Eric

    They didn't metion the EVO either but come on now we know there both getting it.

  • briderx

    .. Ha ha ha.. Good argument from both sides..

  • Chris.Go

    HTC is generic.

  • poeddroiduser

    Not trying to be a conspiracy theorist, but….
    Google has the opportunity here to create planned obsolescence, people holding their phones too long? Stop delivering updates to them to get them to buy new phones/upgrade.

    P.S. Go vote for Driod (orginal) in the “Andriod Cup” today!

  • Igstone2

    First! No second

  • Romma1

    Figures!