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(left) Droid X, Droid Incredible  (Source: Verizon Wireless)
Update smooths out X's kinks, Froyo coming incredibly soon

Verizon's top-tier Android devices, the HTC DROID Incredible and newly launched Motorola DROID X, are both receiving OTA software updates. According to Boy Genius Report, the Incredible will be getting some much anticipated Android 2.2 Froyo love in the next few weeks, while the X's upgrade will merely smooth out some kinks in the handset.

Verizon began rolling out the minor upgrade to the X yesterday. According to the carrier, Version 1.13.604.MB810.Verizon.en.US/Baseband: BP_C01.09.04P includes the following:

+ Improved battery charging status indicator. 
+ Smoother transition for camera and camcorder functions. 
+ Redesign of weather widget icons. 
+ Faster Exchange ActiveSync® email loading. 
+ Streamlined organization of newly downloaded applications. 
+ Organized favorite contacts by call count. 
+ Updated Bluetooth® connection for enhanced video
sharing experience. 
+ Coordinated date and time across phone displays. 
+ Cleaner looking status bar for GPS symbol. 
+ Improved sync capabilities for 3G Mobile Hotspot. 
+ Faster Visual Voice Mail loading.
+ Take advantage of the enhanced, preloaded My Verizon application. 
+ Preloaded Amazon Kindle® application lets you read Kindle books on
your AndroidTM phone, including thousands of free books.

As for the Incredible, BGR received a tip from an HTC e-mail that promised an upgrade including Froyo by "the end of the month/first part of August". Other upgrade highlights are 802.11n Wi-Fi support, 3G Mobile Hot Spot, a couple new HTC widgets, 720p video recording, and Skype. 

Both handsets are available from Verizon Wireless for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a qualifying two-year service agreement. The devices are very similar in features and form factor, but the Droid X boasts a larger 4.3" screen that rivals Sprint's EVO 4G. According to Verizon's website, both devices are currently out of stock and will begin shipping again on August 3. Did someone say "component shortages"?

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side by side
By Jeffk464 on 7/20/2010 1:02:10 PM , Rating: 2
Looking at the incredible and X side by side I would have to say the X looks a lot better. I'm a little bummed because I have the incredible, but I do like it.

RE: side by side
By bldckstark on 7/20/2010 4:17:35 PM , Rating: 2
I was just looking at the picture closely, and I think I prefer the Incredible. The bigger screen of the X is great, but the design of the DInc looks better to me.

Were I to buy one today though, I would probably go with the X for the bigger screen. The DInc looks better, but I don't buy a phone for good looks.

RE: side by side
By AnotherGuy on 7/21/2010 12:53:55 PM , Rating: 2
What about Tmobile MYTouch 3G... there were roumors it will get the Froyo update as well... are those true.... and any1 know when should we expect the update?

RE: side by side
By GaryJohnson on 7/23/2010 10:52:31 AM , Rating: 2
Moto's eFuse is the deal breaker for me. I have an Incredible, and if someone handed me a free Droid X, I'd keep using the Incredible. Aesthetics don't even come in to play.

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