So you got a new Droid X, Droid Incredible, or one of the many amazing Android-powered smartphones for Christmas. Your mission: fill it up with some handy and entertaining apps to help keep you sane during your hectic days on the job, on your commute, or while you're chilling at home. Check out these 10 apps that are perfect for any personality, and any Android handset.
Want a new phone for yourself, a friend, or loved one this holiday? If any of you are Android lovers, then Dell has a pretty sweet deal for you: for a limited time, you can get a brand new Motorola Droid X or HTC Droid Incredible for free with a two-year Verizon contract.
As if that wasn't enough, Dell will also throw in a $25 gift card, essentially paying you to sign up. I know it's gonna be hard to decide between these two awesome phones, but I love the word "free," so if you are looking for a new smartphone, either of these devices would be a winner.
My co-worker has a Droid Incredible, and while she overall loves its functionality and available apps, one thing that she finds annoying is its inability to copy and paste from her contact list or from a text message. The smartphone does allow you to attach contact cards to a text message, but this is pretty cumbersome, and the contact card attachment can't be opened by everyone. So, she shared this workaround tip if you are using the SMS client that came with your Incredible. Find out what it is when you read more
Many of us rely on our phone's calendar to remember important personal and work appointments, dinners with friends, or any other thing that may slip our minds. So it was more than annoying for my co-worker when she realized that her Facebook app on her Droid Incredible was not only synching her friends' profile pictures (this is good) and phone numbers (not always so good), but also every birthday on her friend list. While it's nice to keep your close friends' and family's birthdays mindful, whenever she looked at her calendar it looked like she was perpetually busy, since the feature doesn't distinguish between synched birthdays and appointments. Add to this the fact that since she shares this same Google calendar with her boyfriend, his phone is also filled with superfluous appointments. Luckily, unsynching Facebook birthdays from your HTC phone is often just a quick setting change. To learn how to do this, just read more
The Android 2.2 update for the Droid Incredible has been such a tease over the past few weeks, but it is now available for download, according to Verizon's official Twitter. Now that the handset is actually back in stock, this should make everyone's Friday a bit brighter.
Improvements coming with the update include 720p video recording, mobile hotspot support, and the latest version of Flash, along with other awesome Froyo features you've been waiting for, but don't get too comfy just yet — it seems that Gingerbread (aka Android 3.0) is right around the corner!
After numerous delays, the Droid Incredible is finally showing as "in stock" on Verizon Wireless's website. Thanks to the recent shortage of AMOLED screens, the Incredible has had a difficult time staying in stock and shipping to anxious buyers. Even better news — the Droid Incredible is set to receive the Android 2.2 update soon, which will allow it to shoot 720p HD-quality video and enable faster wireless speeds for web browsing.
If you can't decide on if you should pick up a Droid Incredible or spring for another Android handset (like the Droid 2 or Droid X, perhaps), maybe I can be of some assistance. Check out our features chart for all three smartphones.
Earlier today, Motorola and Verizon announced the latest edition to their Droid lineup, the Droid 2. Coming with lots of cool messaging, social networking, and business features, it's an all-in-one device that satisfies your needs. In a way it's like a mullet — business in the front, party in the back! But now that the Droid pool is getting wider and deeper, you're probably wondering which handset to buy for yourself.
Check out our rundown of all the features that could make or break your decision between the Droid 2, Droid X, and Droid Incredible after the jump.
We reported earlier that the Droid X and Incredible would both be receiving some great over-the-air updates starting today, but a new tip says that the Droid Incredible update could be halted to allow for a Froyo-included push in the next week or two, or in "the first part of August."
This new update would still include the awesome 720p video capture update we talked about before, but it would also contain the latest version of Android and Wireless-N capabilities (a feature that the Samsung Captivate, Droid X, and iPhone 4 share). We've all been waiting for Android 2.2 to hit the airwaves (since it comes stocked with all kinds of improvements), and with this update being called out specifically for the Droid Incredible, it could tilt the scales in the Incredible's favor when it comes to comparing it to the Droid X.
Looks like good news is on the way for Droid X and Droid Incredible owners — an over-the-air update is set to hit your handsets starting today that adds new features to your devices and improves upon existing ones. Android 2.2 is still a ways off (it'll be coming to smartphones later this Summer), but there are plenty of benefits to downloading this new software update. For Droid X customers, you can expect:
- Preloaded Kindle app for easy book reading on the go
- Enhanced Bluetooth connections
- A fresh design on your weather widgets
- Improved 3G Mobile Hotspot sync capabilities
- Improved battery charging indicator
- Faster visual voicemail loading
- Smoother camera and camcorder functions
To see what Droid Incredible owners can look forward to, just keep reading.