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HTC Still Working on Droid Incredible 2 ICS Update, Months After Delay



In the saga of missing Android updates, one of the more overlooked chapters is that of the Droid Incredible 2 which, like the HTC ThunderBolt, was promised Ice Cream Sandwich all the way back in August. And now, nearly four months later, Droid Incredible 2 owners, like their HTC ThunderBolt counterparts, are still searching for solid answers as to the whereabouts of their software.

Read: HTC: ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich Update Will “Be Here Soon”.

While HTC’s more publicized delay has been that of the HTC ThunderBolt ICS update, Droid Incredible 2 owners have joined them for this lengthy ride that is about to hit the four month mark once the calendar turns to 2013. Like HTC ThunderBolt owners, Droid Incredible 2 owners have been without any concrete answers ever since HTC acknowledged that it wasn’t going to get the software out in time.


Four months after it was delayed, Droid Incredible 2 owners still are without concrete answers in regards to their promised Ice Cream Sandwich update.

And so, like ThunderBolt owners have, Droid Incredible 2 users have reached out to HTC and Verizon in attempts to garner information about the updates. Unfortunately, the Droid Incredible 2’s Android 4.0 web of mystery is as large as the ThunderBolt’s.

Earlier today, we told you that HTC’s Twitter account exclaimed that the HTC ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich update would be here soon. But what about the Droid Incredible 2’s ICS update?

Well, according to HTC USA and HTC, the company is still working hard on the update nearly four months after it was supposed to have pushed it out to owners of the aging Android smartphone.

There are a few observations to take away from HTC’s comments about the Droid Incredible 2 ICS update:

  • It appears that HTC still has plans to roll it out though it did not respond when pressed for confirmation.
  • HTC has been seemingly been working hard on this update since May, which is when it confirmed Android 4.0 for the Droid Incredible 2. And maybe even longer than that considering ICS came out in December of 2011.
  • This is a mess.

Since August, HTC has been full of non-answers other than a couple of breaks in the script. Even HTC Desire HD owners, who missed out on Ice Cream Sandwich, were at least given a swift response in regards to the update. It wasn’t the response that they wanted to hear, but at least, it was a response.

Droid Incredible 2 owners are still waiting for that response and from the looks of things, they may not be getting that response until sometime in 2013.



  1. Joe

    12/19/2012 at 4:45 pm

    Sounds like Samsung. They’re incredibly slow. Essentially they cut you loose once the newer Galaxy S phone comes out.

    If you’re in Canada, forget about getting anywhere. My Galaxy S1 is still sitting at gingerbread. GINGERBREAD!

    Samsung refuses to even acknowledge that they’re even working on an update for the canadian version.

    Never again samsung… never again…

    • Rich

      12/19/2012 at 6:17 pm

      Gingerbread is still the most used operating system for all phones. The GS2 is still on GB also. Not a biggie

  2. Tug

    12/19/2012 at 9:43 pm

    By the time it comes out I’ll have already upgraded. Oh well, I’ll enjoy the phone for what it is. Thanks for the update!

  3. Jim

    12/21/2012 at 8:48 pm

    It’s going to be hard to buy another HTC phone after this SNAFU

  4. David

    12/31/2012 at 10:57 am

    I really liked my Incredible 2 but it will be the last HTC phone I buy. Samsung and Google/Motorola seem to be better choices for ongoing support. I am literally the last guy in the shop with a freaking Gingerbread phone.

  5. frank

    01/03/2013 at 9:17 pm

    Pls try and update it cos I luv d phone

  6. Joseph

    01/08/2013 at 2:24 am

    I still have Gingerbread, so you’re not alone. I wouldn’t doubt that they’re intentionally holding back the update or maybe even scrapping it altogether because they simply want people to upgrade to the newly released HTC phones. If that is indeed the case then shame on HTC.

    • Sara

      01/16/2013 at 10:48 am

      I feel like they’re intentionally holding back as well. They are shooting themselves in the foot if that’s the case. (At least with this customer). I loved my first Incredible, liked the Incredible 2, but will not be buying another HTC phone.

  7. Aggravator

    01/20/2013 at 8:41 am

    Comeon already update the phone that’s why HTC is not doing well your not updating enough tired of this stock browsers and when Chrome is available at Google play but our incredible is not all of us owners it should not be alright

  8. wired420

    01/26/2013 at 5:20 am

    ViperINC2 rom v1.2 runs FLAWLESS on my HTC Incredible 2. The only single item it is missing is the face unlock. Even the panoramic camera works. Who needs Verizon or HTC. HTC acted like releasing the unlocker for this phone was a solution to angering people when most people don’t know what to do with it.

    HTC did this exact same thing with the Incredible 1 then never updated it. It’s a pattern with their low end devices.

    • wired420

      01/26/2013 at 5:21 am

      ViperINC2 is ICS with Sense 4 btw.

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