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Droid Incredible 2 Android 4.0 Update May Never Roll Out



Earlier this week, we saw conflicting information emerge about the missing Droid Incredible 2 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update with HTC claiming that it would dole out more information when it got closer to its release date and a noted HTC insider saying that it may never roll out. Now, we have some potential information that seems to lean toward the latter being the case, though nothing is for certain yet.

Read: Droid Incredible 2 Ice Cream Sandwich Update Takes New Twist.

Since August, the Droid Incredible 2 Ice Cream Sandwich has been missing. Along with the HTC ThunderBolt’s Android 4.0 update, the Droid Incredible 2’s was delayed, apparently due to connectivity issues. At least that is the answer that HTC has been giving to inquiring owners. Last month, the HTC ThunderBolt Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update finally rolled out, to mixed reviews, leaving the Droid Incredible 2 by itself and owners, without any answers.

The Droid Incredible 2 may never get Android 4.0 ICS.

The Droid Incredible 2 may never get Android 4.0 ICS.

Unsurprisingly, Droid Incredible 2 owners have been inquiring about the Ice Cream Sandwich update. They have taken to Twitter to ask HTC about its whereabouts and have been told that it will release details when the software gets closer to release, a hint that something may be on the way.

Others have gone with less official routes, asking noted HTC insiders for information. @LlabTooFeR, who has been accurate with HTC information in the past, has said that the Droid Incredible 2 Ice Cream Sandwich update won’t roll out.

Since then, we have heard from one owner who says he has been hounding Verizon for answers in regards to the whereabouts of the missing update. According to him, multiple Verizon Customer Service Representatives and Technical Support Representatives have said that only 4G phones will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Droid Incredible 2, which arrived after the 4G LTE enabled HTC ThunderBolt, is a 3G-only phone and can’t utilize Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

Neither HTC nor Verizon has confirmed anything just yet so treat this as a rumor. However, it does seem to line up with @LlabTooFeR’s sentiments. Something else to note is that Verizon has been adamant about moving people off of its 3G network and onto its 4G LTE network.

Read: HTC ThunderBolt Owners Mixed on ICS Performance.

With the Droid Incredible 2’s two year anniversary coming up, perhaps the carrier does not want to provide Droid Incredible 2 owners with incentive to continue using their 3G smartphone. An update to Android 4.0 would do just that. It also doesn’t help that the HTC ThunderBolt ICS update rolled out to mixed reviews.

There is, of course, a possibility that Verizon will roll out the update closer to the device’s birthday which falls on April 28th. Also helping it is the fact that is brother, the HTC Incredible S, received Android 4.0. At this point though, nothing, not even a cancellation, is guaranteed.

We have reached out to Verizon about the status of the update but have not been issued a response.



  1. Snowdog

    03/06/2013 at 10:57 am

    poor vivow…hopefully it’ll get one last ray of hope with ICS

  2. tjc

    03/06/2013 at 5:46 pm

    I don’t think that I am going to get another phone made by HTC if this is how they drag you along with false hope and lies. I have always had good luck with Motorola. The IPhone is also looking better and better.

  3. BR

    03/07/2013 at 6:36 am

    If they don’t release ICS for the Incredible 2, I swear that I will never buy another HTC device. This is ridiculous.

  4. Brad Brown

    03/07/2013 at 4:45 pm

    I for one would like to get to the anniversary date of my contract without having to prematurely replace my phone, however since the “enhancement” update last month my Dinc 2 is now exhibiting problems like screen freezing, wrong apps opening and others. Now my phone is out of warranty, is becoming increasingly less usable and my unlimited data is at risk. These are just a few reasons that Verizon & HTC should update this phone to ICS. BUT! I suspect that this is their plan cause customer satisfaction has become a thing of the past, and very likely so will my $200 a month payments to them come May if this is not resolved. Adam thanks again for staying on top of this issue for those of us who still want an answer.

    • sleepdepd (@SLeepdepD)

      03/08/2013 at 6:45 am

      In regards to “wrong apps opening”, I get this a lot and did so before the last update. I’ve never found a solution so I just restart my phone. It’s very bizarre, I press back and back and back and it cycles through all the applications I previously used. I go to the home screen and open an app and it opens what ever I had open last–no way around it.

  5. josiah a. ben israel

    03/08/2013 at 4:48 pm

    It figures a 3G phone could’nt get the update. It makes sense. I used to work for a major phone co. and they do stuff like this and more, all to get you to continue buying. It’s not enough that you just pay your phone bill…

    • Brad Brown

      03/08/2013 at 11:22 pm

      There are other 3G phones that already have ICS. Virgin mobile, Cricket and Boost all have one

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