Sources at Verizon claim to have already installed the Android 2.2 Froyo update on their Droid Incredible smartphones, according to the report. Over the past month and a half, the OS update has been making its rounds on a variety of highly sought after Android smartphones from Verizon and Sprint, including the EVO 4G, the Nexus One and the Motorola Droid.
Other reports around the net indicate that the HTC Droid Incredible will be Verizon's first Droid smartphone to feature mobile hotspot tethering functionality. Unfortunately, the carrier will be offering the service for an additional $20 per month on top of the data plans customers are already paying. In short, we wouldn't be surprised to witness an overwhelming rebellion on Wednesday revealing Droid Incredible owners turning to YouTube video tutorials and blog guides on how to root their smartphones. We expect many will take advantage of single-payment tethering solutions similar to MiWi 4.0 on jailbroken iPhones.
As a bonus for installing Android 2.2 on their devices, Droid Incredible owners are also rumored to receive a new bootup animation depicting the red Droid eye popularly depicted on television advertisements.