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DROID Incredible Receiving Gingerbread at End of Q2?

Yesterday we dropped news that the HTC Thunderbolt would be receiving Gingerbread (Android 2.3) some time in Q2 of this year, but many asked about its little brother, the DROID Incredible.  Well, if we are to believe the email below, which is from another HTC rep, it looks like the DI will also see GB in Q2, but towards the end instead.  

Dear Thomas,

I will be happy to assist with your software update inquiry. Indeed the Incredible is going to get 2.3 Gingerbread and we expect to be ready to release it with Verizon before the end of the second quarter of this year.

To send a reply to this message or let me know I have successfully answered your question log in to our ContactUs site using your email address and your ticket number 11USCW14ENA000091.

Sincerely,

Douglas

HTC

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We should remind you to take these HTC rep emails for what they are, just rumors until an official HTC announcement makes its way out. Again, it is nice to start seeing some dates thrown around at though; gives us something to look forward to.

Cheers T!

  • http://profiles.google.com/timshanley Tim Shanley

    Hopefully this is true! You have Sammy’s UI instead of HTC Sense on that Incredible pic.

  • Djkoz78

    If the Dinc isn’t receiving gingerbread for what ever reason there might be. Then why does HTC or VZW not trek the Droid Incredible owners? Do they think it’s bcoz the Dinc owners will ban together & go on a killing spree or because they may lose customers? I don’t understand why all the secrecy as to if we get it or not. I just want to know if we are bcoz I’m not sure if I’ll go with another HTC phone again if we don’t get it. I’m not asking for an exact date just a yes or no. The Droid X is starting to get theres today. & the specs of the incredible are on part with the droid x a the evo so there us no reason as to why we shouldn’t get it. Not to mention the awesome developers at xda forums seem to be able to get it working no problem almost to perfection yet HTC nor VZW have the ability to get it out in a timely manor.

  • http://koowie.com Koowie

    I’ll believe when I see it!

  • http://iamandroid.co/profile/rocktoonz Rocktoonz

    I may reload stock once this comes out if CM7 doesn’t get stable by then.

  • Anonymous

    please keep your voice down.
    thanks.

  • Anonymous

    please keep your voice down.
    thanks.

  • Anonymous

    LMAO at the rage for this update. name two things you are getting in GB. ignoring sense 2.0 (if we get it) and the new icon formats/colors what are you waiting for? you will never see the difference.

    - easier copy and paste? Sense does a nice job of that and 2.0 is even better
    - new GB keyboard? I am betting Sense keyboard will be there instead of the GB default
    - new audio framework for gaming? do you write games?

    So you waste time raging and look even more stupid given you know nothing about what you rage. So relax, kickback and enjoy your phone and not worry about comparing cock sizes to your friends.

  • Anonymous

    LMAO at the rage for this update. name two things you are getting in GB. ignoring sense 2.0 (if we get it) and the new icon formats/colors what are you waiting for? you will never see the difference.

    - easier copy and paste? Sense does a nice job of that and 2.0 is even better
    - new GB keyboard? I am betting Sense keyboard will be there instead of the GB default
    - new audio framework for gaming? do you write games?

    So you waste time raging and look even more stupid given you know nothing about what you rage. So relax, kickback and enjoy your phone and not worry about comparing cock sizes to your friends.

  • Anonymous

    LMAO at the rage for this update. name two things you are getting in GB. ignoring sense 2.0 (if we get it) and the new icon formats/colors what are you waiting for? you will never see the difference.

    - easier copy and paste? Sense does a nice job of that and 2.0 is even better
    - new GB keyboard? I am betting Sense keyboard will be there instead of the GB default
    - new audio framework for gaming? do you write games?

    So you waste time raging and look even more stupid given you know nothing about what you rage. So relax, kickback and enjoy your phone and not worry about comparing cock sizes to your friends.

  • Anonymous

    LMAO at the rage for this update. name two things you are getting in GB. ignoring sense 2.0 (if we get it) and the new icon formats/colors what are you waiting for? you will never see the difference.

    - easier copy and paste? Sense does a nice job of that and 2.0 is even better
    - new GB keyboard? I am betting Sense keyboard will be there instead of the GB default
    - new audio framework for gaming? do you write games?

    So you waste time raging and look even more stupid given you know nothing about what you rage. So relax, kickback and enjoy your phone and not worry about comparing cock sizes to your friends.

    • Anonymous

      BUG FIXES!

      And yes, an easier way to copy and paste. What a PITA that is. (no sarcasm)

  • Adunb8

    please let it be seriously true!!!!! i would be so pissed if this HTC was false claim!!! gawd that would make be really made and send really bad and sad and upset letter to HTC CEO!!!!!

  • pj

    Cmon guys! We really need someone on the inside to help us out with a leaked build. Please? The guys with a dx or d2 got their leaked build tonight, and I know you don’t want those MOTO guys gettin a big head! Jk (sorta)

  • Trdracer21

    U can get 2.3 with cm7!!AGAIN GOOGLE NEEDS TO FIX THIS UPDATE PROCESS EVERYONE I MEAN EVERY ANDROID DEVICE SHOULD GET UPDATES AT THE SAMETIME!!!! ONCE THEY RELEASE UPDATE EVERYONE SHOULD GET IT!!!!

  • KnightDavid

    I rooted my Dinc with Unrevoked several months ago. Still running the original ROM, I really only rooted for more control, and nandroid, and wifi tether, and root explorer, and a few other things. Will I need to un-root to get this update when the end of Q2 comes around? Would I be better off staying rooted and going with a GB ROM? Any GB ROMs ready for the Dinc that won’t make me give up Sense?

  • http://twitter.com/powerstream Glenn

    Just when I was thinking there would be no update. So I decided to root and run CM7. Oh well, I’m glad I did anyway. I wish I would have rooted my phone sooner.

  • jcdagget

    Can we be sure this HTC rep isn’t referring to the DInc 2? Just saying…

    • Broda

      As an eager Droid Incredible user, I hope to God that they aren’t referring to that.

      • Anonymous

        Root and start running CM7. I promise you that you will NOT regret it.

  • http://twitter.com/mikeszekely Mike Szekely

    Heh. Sounds like my Incredible will get Gingerbread just in time for me to give it to my wife and use her upgrade to get a newer Android phone.

  • claydos

    I wonder who will have gb first. The original dinc or the dinc2/s? Since my contract is up, I’m still debating on what to do. Until then, thanks cm7.

  • He

    Droid inc for life!!!!!!!… or a few years still :)

  • derickmc

    I’m sure it will Leak far before its actually released.. one can hope anyway.

    • pj

      The dx and the d2 both got a leaked build of gb tonight, and it is running super smooth. Hopefully we can get one real soon. It bothers me that my buddies x has it now, and I don’t.

  • Smcdonough

    So can I assume this update will maintain the Sense UI on my Droid Inc?

  • k$

    almost a whole year later and the DI is still one of the best phones out there if not the best. Still getting updates decently fast and first. I dont regret buying one, one bit.

    • Heh

      Seriously. With all the unnecessary rage about phones and their cores and multiple cameras the DInc is STILL an amazing device. The only thing I will part with it for is the Merge.

      • Anonymous

        I wish I felt that way about my Droid X but it’s just a locked down buggy Moto POS! My 3rd replacement has gps issues. :

        • Alvinm 77

          The biggest mistake I made was selling my Droid Incredible for the Droid X. Hopefully I can keep my Thunderbolt for as long as some of yall have kept the Incredibles.

        • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

          And guess what, I’ve had my Droid X since around release and haven’t really had any issues with it.

          So either you are not taking care of your X(like carelessly dropping it or letting kids have fun with it) or the ones you keep getting are messed up to begin with.

          But mine, I don’t regret getting one at all. And definitely one of the best phones, if not, the best phone I’ve ever owned before. So…

          • Anonymous

            You must be in the minority or something because I hear bad things about the Droid X all the time. Moto shouldn’t have rushed it’s release plus they completely lack in the software department. I baby my phones so your assumption there is wrong. It’s just a Moto POS.

          • Anonymous

            You must be in the minority or something because I hear bad things about the Droid X all the time. Moto shouldn’t have rushed it’s release plus they completely lack in the software department. I baby my phones so your assumption there is wrong. It’s just a Moto POS.

      • Anonymous

        with the Merge going to Alltel you’ll have to leave Verizon.

      • Anonymous

        with the Merge going to Alltel you’ll have to leave Verizon.

  • WCM3

    I hope not. I enjoy the Sense a ton better. I updated to CM7 and decided I wasn’t digging it so went back to the stock ROM.

  • Xhaxol

    wonder if its going to get the new sense and if they will try to lock the incredible down with the update.

  • Anonymous

    i was not hopefull until Google release GB on the Nexus One. Same chipset and architecture so there is no doubt it is compatible even though Qualcomm stopped support. Next is the Sense upmerge and then the 10 weeks of Verizon lab.

    The DROID Incredible is still, well, incredible.

  • Anonymous

    Not bad. It’d be nice if it came with Sense 2.0 as well, but I won’t get my hopes up. I’ll be running CM7 until then.

  • http://twitter.com/amd683 AMD Dude

    i hear that new blur is awesome

  • http://twitter.com/amd683 AMD Dude

    ?????? impossible

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    I hope the Droid X gets Gingerbread soon, especially before the Droid X-2 gets released.

    Why the hell is it taking so long, geez. Gingerbread isn’t going to even be a overhaul of an update, anyways, so wtf?

    • pj

      I don’t think the dx will see gb before the x2 is released. It wouldn’t make sense for a company to update the old phone before releasing the new one. I would guess at least a month after the x2, so that they can sell as many of the x2s as possible. I’m hoping for ya, but common sense is business sense.

      • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

        Yeah, that’s very true.

        But damn, the Droid X isn’t even a full year old, and they are replacing it already. But I guess that’s ever-changing technology for ya. New technology could be replaced within a month, that’s how fast it is. (obviously)

        • pj

          Always remember the quintessential android phone “the Droid” was replaced in 10 months. No phone is safe.

          • Srovida

            It may be gone, but not forgotten. I’ve been running a very snappy version of GB for almost a month now. Pete Alfonso’s stock GB Rom for “the Droid” is fantastic.

    • Nxus1ne

      It takes time for a company to update its software to work with the new versions of Android, and then to thoroughly test it before giving it to everyone.

      Unless you’re a developer and have worked with the code, I don’t understand how you can even comment on the complexity of the Gingerbread update, or even state how long it should take.

    • goblueboy
  • Anonymous

    Droid X, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, Droid Pro, and Droid Incredible are all getting Gingerbread within the next two months then? For all bad rap that the DROID brand gets, they seem to be pretty good with the updates!

    • Anonymous

      What bad rap?? The Droid line is the best line imo

    • USSENTERNCC1701E

      What do you mean by bad rap, and DROID brand? All Droid means is that it is an Android OS phone released on Verizon, they use the term under license from LucasFilm, it’s not a brand. The first four phones you listed are by Motorola anyway, both the Droid Eris and the Droid Incredible are made by HTC.