HTC Incredible Gingerbread update halted, being “enhanced”

UPDATE: New Gingerbread OTA update is available, isn’t easy to install.

Several weeks ago, Verizon began rolling out an OTA Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update for the HTC Droid Incredible. While many received the update, I never did…and now I finally have some insight into what happened.

After calling Verizon and being told that I would get the update “when the system notifies you that it is available” (thanks!), I eventually contacted Verizon via Twitter (@VZWSupport), who provided the following information:

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After speaking with several people who received the initial update, it seems the software was really buggy and causing lots of issues. So while I appreciate that Verizon is seemingly fixing whatever issues the last update caused, their lack of communication and explanation remains incredibly frustrating. Hopefully the “enhanced” update will be pushed out much sooner than later. In the meantime, those of us who never received the last update might have actually dodged a bullet.