Android 2.2 is now available for the HTC Droid Incredible, Verizon confirmed today on its Twitter page, and users should be able to access the update as soon as this afternoon. The Android 2.2 download comes with a range of upgraded features, including an improved Wi-Fi connection, Flash 10.1 capability, and a snappier browser speed.
Verizon says that Droid Incredible users will be sent a message on their handset about the Android 2.2. update. When you see the message, click the "install now" icon, and the download will begin. The standard warning: If you don't immediately see the system upgrade message, be patient. Verizon is rolling Android 2.2 to an awful lot of users, and the process could take a few days to reach everyone.
If you're having trouble accessing the update, you can also check in on the HTC Incredible page on the Verizon site, which offers up a couple of PDF guides.
The Droid Incredible was launched in May to generally rave reviews from the tech press. Critics liked the ultra-speedy 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the svelte look of the handset, the 3.7-inch AMOLED display, and the touchscreen interface (although at least one reviewer worried that some users would prefer a full QWERTY keyboard).
"Let's just put this out there: the Droid Incredible is the best Android device that you can purchase in America right now," Engadget's Joshua Topolsky noted. "It's better than the Droid, better than the Nexus One, and certainly beats the pants off of any previous generation handsets like the Eris, myTouch, or Cliq. It's not just a very, very good Android phone (though it is); it's also an excellent smartphone no matter how you cut it."
Editor's note: The original post used an photo of the EVO 4G. The correct phone is now pictured.