The Droid Incredible was released running Android 2.1 (Eclair) software, modified with HTC Sense, an overlay user interface for Android OS. Following the announcement of Android 2.2 (Froyo), HTC did not comment on whether the Incredible would receive 2.2 or when, although they did state all equipped devices would be updated by Christmas of 2010, and an update to the following version of Android, codenamed Gingerbread, would depend on its release by Google. The updates would come in the form of an over the air (OTA) update.
Droid Incredible has improvements over standard 2.1 devices including an FM tuner; a Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr-integrated social aggregation application called Friend Stream (as well as a Twitter client named Peep); a geotagging application for photos called Footprints; and a redesigned appearance and functionality for stock 2.1 applications. The smartphone features an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash,optical mouse and a camcorder with resolution of up to 800x480 (WVGA), which may be compressed in either MP4 or H.263 format.