A couple of days ago Verizon offered details on its latest Droid Incredible 2 Gingerbread update, so we thought we would take a little look at a few of the new features. However, before we get started we have to point out how HTC Thunderbolt users are a little upset over this. The reason for this is due to the fact that they have just received an update, but they are still on Froyo.
Today is the day that most Droid Incredible 2 owners will get the update, instead of random how it was a couple of days back. The number on this update is 2.18.605.4 and not only fixes a few glitches but also helps to improve performance and a number of other features, which we will go into detail a little later. The update is 116MB in size and should take around 15 to 20 minutes, but install time should take no more that 5 minutes.
Some of the features include: Download Manager App, new App and Power Management, improvements to Word Selection and Copy Functionality, new Alarm notifications setting, NY Times now included in your bookmarks, Wireless Charging UI and much more, which you can read for yourself on Droid Life.
This update has been needed for a while now, and finally offers Droid Incredible 2 users the chance to get a mobile OS that is perfect for thier needs in 2011. For those still on Froyo, you need to know the difference between the two is like going back to Android 1.6, which as we know is not good.
Although this update is good news, we have to wonder why it was not made available when the handset first launched? The reason we say this is because this update itself has been available for sometime, at least you do not get this kind of inconsistency with iOS. We only hope that when the Samsung Galaxy S II arrives it will have the most up-to-date Android OS that is currently available.
How nice would it be if it managed to get Ice Cream Sandwich. We do know that this upcoming Android OS will be available on the Nexus S 4G, which is to also be made by Samsung. They will have some knowledge, so the S II could get the update before the likes of HTC and Motorola.
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