First Update to Droid Incredible Arrives via Over-The-Air Voodoo [Updated]

Update detectedIt’s great these days that devices of all types can receive updates after they’ve been purchased.

The ability to offer fixes and updates to devices has changed the product lifecycle (no longer do manufacturers have to bug-test as thoroughly or fully complete the software before selling hardware and recouping development costs), and many products have received new and unexpected features through upgrades (even if others have been impaired by an “update”).

Today is such a day. The still factory-fresh Droid Incredible has had its first update. Like a baby’s first steps, there will be more in the future, but unlike a baby’s first steps, this update isn’t very memorable.

The purpose of the update isn’t yet clear, but it seems like it could have something to do with the erratic signal bar behaviour that users have been reporting.

Phandroid broke the news, and have also reached out to Verizon and HTC for more info, so if you want to know more, be sure ‘n check ’em out.

Update: Engadget have uncovered the reason for the fix: it addresses some errors with the CC fields on Exchange accounts. So… it’s probably of no interest to you. Move along now!