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HTC DROID Incredible to be updated to Froyo end of July, early August

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JamesFoster, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. JamesFoster

    JamesFoster Active Member
    Thread Starter

    May 16, 2010
    HTC DROID Incredible to be updated to Froyo end of July, early August Boy Genius Report
    Droid Incredible - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The HTC Incredible doesn't mean anything to most of us. But it is the CDMA2000/EV-DO version (ie Verizon USA) as opposed to our Desire which is GSM/UTMS.
    The Email is as follows:
    'I wanted to pass along that the upcoming Incredible MR will also include Froyo (originally it was going to be two separate MRs).
    We are targeting the end of the month/first part of August. As a reminder, below are the highlights':
    • Froyo
    • 802.11 n
    • 3G Mobile Hot Spot
    • HTC Widget: Email
    • HTC Widget: News
    • EAS Updates
    • 720p Video Recording
    • Amazon MP3
    • Skype
    • My Verizon
    So it is possible that we will be getting all of the above in the next few weeks (apart from My Verizon). And I believe Skype is limited to 3UK because of some deal they have.
    They don't mention divx support. Maybe we should start requesting it from HTC as well.


  2. Harv

    Harv Member

    May 19, 2010
    Please tell me what, "802.11 n, limited to 3UK, and divx support" mean. Are you saying that OS 2.2 includes Skype, so it doesn't need to be added to the phone separately? Your note reminded me that I've put Skype on my Incredible. I haven't had time to try it with the device. Is is able to be used, or would I need OS 2.2 to use it?
  3. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2010
    UK Technical Lead; Desktop Support
    Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
    There are 4 standards of Wireless network (router and AP). 802.11a, b, g and n These are 2 Mbps, 11Mbps, 54Mbps and 100mbps

    Your wireless router in your house is one of these. Personally I have a G (54Mbps) I could get an N router but I would need new hardware for my laptop. Many now are coming with N, which is the latest release.
  4. JamesFoster

    JamesFoster Active Member
    Thread Starter

    May 16, 2010
    Skype signed a deal with 3UK and Nokia to make the Skype software exclusive to many of their phones.
    Skype boosts results for exclusive operators ? The Register
    Skype on your Mobile - Skype
    In the US they cut a deal with Verizon. So Skype is not available on Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile, though there is a client for the iphone.

    As for 802.11n. It is complicated. It can be transmitted over 2.4Ghz (like b and g) or 5Ghz (like a). It uses MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) basically it sends and receives many wireless signals at once.
    It rocks because it has a much better range (typically up to 150 ft) and speed. N can go as fast as 600mbps, but 130mbps is the typical top speed of current hardware.
    IEEE 802.11n-2009 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If you are lucky enough to have a large garden then you will definitely want n for your laptop and now your smartphone.
    As the previous chap said you also need a 802.11n router. The current BT Homehub 2.0 (the small black shiny one) has 802.11n built in. The current Sky Sagem router only supports 802.11b/g.

    Divx support means that the Desire/Droid Incredible will play back divx video files via the stock video player (You can find the video you have downloaded or transferred to the MicroSD card in the built in 'Photos' app).
    Divx is the standard codec that is used to rip a DVD disc into typically a 700MB or 1.36GB file. For Films it is what MP3 is for Music. Despite Apple telling you different. People typically built up their divx collection by downloading torrents that they find on sites like The Pirate Bay, Torrentz and Isohunt. And they usually use a small piece of software called utorrent on their PC to download these divx files.
    So I think I speak for every Desire and Droid Incredible customer when I say 'HTC please support divx'.

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