HTC DROID Incredible no longer slated to see an update to Gingerbread?

Published: August 10, 2011

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Last we heard, the HTC DROID Incredible was scheduled to get an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread before the end of the second quarter this year. Obviously that never actually happened, leaving many DInc owners wondering when their helping of Google's latest treat would come. Today we may finally know, although the answer probably isn't what most Incredible owners were hoping to hear.

According to an email from an HTC rep named Stephen, the DROID Incredible is not on the company's list of phones that will be updated to Android 2.3. Stephen explains that HTC only updates phones if the new software will improve the user experience, and if this email is to be believed, HTC doesn't believe that Gingerbread would provide enough of an improvement to the DInc to warrant an update. The full email can be found below.

This news, if accurate, is both a disappointing and a little confusing. Despite the fact that the DROID Incredible's specs can't quite stack up to more recent handsets like the Sensation or EVO 3D, the DInc isn't a slouch when it comes to performance. It's possible that the HTC rep misunderstood and is referring to a different device like the Eris. There's also a chance that we'll see a repeat of the Desire update situation from earlier this year where HTC originally said that an update wasn't coming, but then changed its mind and released a new, special update after many customers voiced their frustrations. Whatever does end up happening with the DROID Incredible, you can be sure that we'll let you know more when we do. Stay tuned!

"Dear XXXXXXXXXX,

Thank you for taking the time to contact HTC in regards to Operating System upgrades to your Droid Incredible, XXXX.

Our goal is to give every customer the best possible experience on every phone. Every HTC phone is a combination of a unique HTC hardware and software experience and a core operating system. We only update our phones if it will provide an overall improved user experience as we balance features, performance and usability. Because of this, we will only be updating certain phones to Gingerbread. At this time, the Droid Incredible is not on that list.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause XXXX, and we hope that this does not detract from your enjoyment and use of the HTC Incredible. We deeply regret any dissatisfaction this issue may have caused. As always, we are here to answer any technical questions or concerns you have from 6am to 1am EDST, 7 days a week, or by phone at 1-866-449-8358. You may also visit us at www.htc.com/us/support for further assistance, user manuals, and helpful tips.

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 11USCW33ENA001610.

Sincerely,

Stephen

HTC"

Via Droid-Life

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