HTC has confirmed via Twitter that its new Incredible S will run Android 2.2 out of the box, but will receive an update to version 2.4 shortly after launch. The Desire S and Wildfire S, however, will run 2.4 when they're released. HTC has also committed to a Honeycomb update for the Flyer in Q2.

This discrepancy is most likely down to release timing -- the Incredible S launches next month, whereas the Desire S and Wildfire S are slated for release during the second quarter of the year.

To find out more about HTC's new toys, check out our hands-on coverage of the Incredible S and Wildfire S from today's HTC Mobile World Congress event. [HTC on Twitter]

There are 23 comments

draken says:

Any word on if the original Incredible will get 2.4 as well?

patfactorx says:

Awww HTC. y u gotta be like that?

shmengie#AC says:

i was really looking forward to an upgraded dinc. this ain't it, though. DISAPPOINTED!

hotkoko says:

Why is it gonna skip 2.3 gignerbread????

icebike says:

2.4 is 2.3. (Plus some fixes)

It's still being called Gingerbread.

hotkoko says:

I've been reeding 2.4 is being called honeycomb. 2.3 is called gingerbread. 2.2 is called froyo.

rem_kujawa says:

Did I miss what carrier is getting this?

Pimp Lucious says:

The Evo was announced at CTIA in March 10 while the DINC wasnt anounced until April 10. Patience.

i1der says:

Am i a jerk by saying that these phones are outdated, and whats the point of launching the same hardware a year later, by this time last year everyone was excited about HTC upcoming EVO and Incredible. These phone are just sad. Why would anyone upgrade from last years phone to those one?


rsuri2 says:

Wait, what's the difference between the Incredible S and the Thunderbolt? Aren't they both 4in screens? Aren't they both Verizon?

4.0 vs 4.3

No HDMI out vs HDMI out

Different form factor/ color set

No word if the incredible S will even reach Verizon anyways. That said, why they release phone so closely related in spec and design is beyond me.

i1der says:

these anyone think htc will be launching any dual core phone this year?
Maybe i should just buy a new battery and be happy with my evo for another year... Battery life is killing me

CarlTres says:

HTC made a mistake in the press release. It was corrected to be upgraded to 2.3 Gingerbread.

Alex Dobie says:

The source for this is HTC's Twitter feed, not the press release. The samples at MWC today were running 2.3.2, but HTC says the Incredible S will ship with 2.2 and the rest with 2.4.

Did any of these phones have nfc?

Flipper says:

So, is this a 4G phone?

bdragon says:

That's what I also want to know.

BoNg420 says:

This phone is not 4G, its 3G...

Thunderbolt is the better choice for those with DiNcs.

ak110707 says:

Thanks i was planning on waiting and getting the DInc S... guess not now. I love my Dinc but the battery life is miserable.

Definitely, but I wouldn't expect anything different with the thunderbolt either. Same battery, larger screen yikes! I'm going to start looking at moto and samsung for dual cores. I believe this to be the future of better battery management.

Roshizzle731 says:

2.4 soon after? yeah right.

mcaspe1 says:

No 4g and same insides. Only thing different is bigger screen and front facing camera. Forget it! WHAT A LET DOWN!