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Droid Incredible
Google now recommends the Droid Incredible for Verizon customers

The Android smartphone market has been advancing at a rapid pace. Just a few months ago, everyone was championing the Motorola Droid as the best Android phone on the market. That status was quickly stripped away when Google launched the Nexus One on T-Mobile's network.

Since that time, we've seen the launch of the even better Droid Incredible on Verizon's network and the monster Android-powered HTC EVO 4G WiMAX smartphone is still a few months away.

Since the Android landscape is changing so quickly, Google is adjusting its strategy a bit when it comes to the Nexus One. When the phone was originally announced in early January, the company said that it would also make the phone available for Verizon customers this spring. Now, the company is pushing customers towards the Droid Incredible instead according to Gizmodo:

We won't be selling a Nexus One with Verizon, and this is a reflection of the amazing innovation happening across the open Android ecosystem. Verizon Wireless customers who want an Android phone with the power of the Nexus One can get the Droid Incredible by HTC.

This shouldn't come as a total surprise considering that most reviews seem to indicate that the Incredible is a superior phone with many refinements not seen in the Nexus One.

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Droid's better anyway
By Yawgm0th on 4/26/2010 1:02:03 PM , Rating: 3
Honestly, does anyone care? Are there tons of people lining up for the Nexus One on Verizon that wouldn't be just as happy with or (more likely) much happier with Droid?

I'd rather see Droid or a very similar phone hit AT&T. Until then, I'll stick with the BlackBerry Bold.

RE: Droid's better anyway
By Gio6518 on 4/26/2010 1:41:57 PM , Rating: 2
I'd rather see Droid or a very similar phone hit AT&T.

if i was on AT&T it would definately be the Nexus 1

on verizon or sprint the nexus 1 just isn't that intresting

RE: Droid's better anyway
By RjBass on 4/26/2010 1:52:07 PM , Rating: 2
I have been waiting for Android to hit AT&T for some time now. The only option we have is some slimed down Motorola phone that looks weak and is pre-installed with Android 1.5. No thanks.

If AT&T doesn't come up with something better in the Android market soon, then I will just wait till Wind Mobile 7 ships this fall (and hope that AT&T doesn't drag it's feet with that too).

RE: Droid's better anyway
By omnicronx on 4/26/2010 2:13:22 PM , Rating: 2
Really makes no difference, they incredible is very similar hardware wise as the Nexus One..

No big Deal
By pjwr2004 on 4/26/2010 12:41:17 PM , Rating: 2
Glad I didn't wait for the Nexus One. I preordered the Incredible and can't wait to get my hands on it!

I'm now waiting for the EVO to come to Verizon!

RE: No big Deal
By UNCjigga on 4/26/2010 1:18:08 PM , Rating: 3
Verizon won't get the EVO as it exists today, because they have no intention of using WiMax. Probably won't see an equivalent (or better) handset until sometime next year, so Incredible's a safe bet today.

By Anoxanmore on 4/26/2010 12:50:57 PM , Rating: 2
I get to upgrade next winter...

Someone quick, make me an ocarina app so I can use it on Verizon.


iPhone Killer
By hiscross on 4/26/10, Rating: -1
RE: iPhone Killer
By Shatbot on 4/27/2010 9:15:06 AM , Rating: 1
Hey, how about Googles NexusOne. It's open and it's made by Google so it must run on Verizon right? No? Oh No, not another iPhone killer that can't hunt.

Well, as it happens; both Google and myself kindly recommend the HTC Incredible.

Verizon Wireless customers who want an Android phone with the power of the Nexus One can get the Droid Incredible by HTC.

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