Review: HTC Droid Incredible 2
Sense and Android together offer a wide range of messaging options on the Incredible 2, with all the basics covered and then some.
There are several different avenues to get your email. First, there is the generic email program. It offers a nice user interface for sorting through messages and works with pretty much any POP3/IMAP4 or Exchange email account you could throw at it. Then there's the native Gmail client, which continues to be one of the best mobile email experiences available.
There are two SMS apps on the Incredible 2. One is the native Android SMS app, the other is the HTC-made Sense SMS app. The main difference is that the HTC app offers a widget that lets you page through your messages from the home screen.
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The native Google Talk IM app is on board and functions exactly as it does on other handsets. There is also a generic mobile IM application that connects to AIM, Windows Live and Yahoo Instant Messenger. It actually works pretty well.
There are a number of ways to connect to social networks with the Incredible 2. First, there's HTC's FriendStream. The FriendStream app reaches into your Facebook and Twitter accounts and pulls down status updates in a stream that you can look at quickly. You can also use HTC's Peep application for Twitter, though I prefer the official Twitter application. The native Facebook app is also better than FriendStream for more fully interacting with your account. However, neither the native Facebook app nor Twitter app are preloaded. You have to download them yourself.
Verizon Offering Android 2.3 to HTC Droid Incredible 2
Verizon Wireless today announced that owners of the HTC Droid Incredible 2 may now update their devices to Android 2.3 Gingerbread using the on-board system tools. The update includes a number of new features.
Google Says Android Security Fix Being Pushed Out
Google today acknowledged a security issue recently discovered by researchers that left Android device users' authentication details exposed when used over unprotected Wi-Fi networks. In response, Google said it is pushing out a security update that should fix the problem.
HTC Details Android 4.0 Roll-Out Plans
HTC today provided more details via its Facebook page on when it will update its existing smartphones to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The first batch includes the Sensation, Sensation 4G and Sensation XE by the end of March, with the Sensation XL soon after.
HTC Adds More U.S. Phones to Android 4.0 List
HTC today announced via its Facebook page a new round of Android smartphones that will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich. Those devices include the Rhyme, Thunderbolt, and Droid Incredible 2, which are (or were) sold by Verizon Wireless.
HTC Confirms Android 4.0 Headed to 16 Smartphones
HTC today published in a blog post a list of 16 smartphones that will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The devices include the Amaze 4G, Desire S, Desire HD, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, Incredible S, Sensation, Sensation XL, Sensation 4G, Sensation XE, Raider, Rezound, Rhyme, Thunderbolt, and Vivid.