Verizon Wireless just informed us that the Droid Incredible will be their first Android phone to receive their new V Cast Apps store. The alternative market will arrive next week via an over the air update.
No exact date was given for the software update, but we think November 11th is a likely candidate since Verizon is rolling out several other new Android devices that day. V Cast Apps is expected to eventually be available on all of their smartphones running Android 2.2 which includes the Droid 1, Droid 2, and Droid X.
We already know that Verizon’s app store allows carrier billing, so customers who purchase applications through the store will see those charges on their monthly bill. Other than that details are pretty scarce, but it sounds like Verizon might be getting some exclusive titles.
Other improvements for the Incredible OTA include:
- Updated Flash player includes security enhancements.
- Visual Voice Mail Wi-Fi improvements include removal of incorrect service messages and post-call notifications.
- Enhanced support for Yahoo! IMAP email.
- Updated Slacker application.
- Attach files larger than 5 MB.
- Updated COX POP3 email settings.
- Play YouTube videos in YouTube application.
- Seamlessly switch between portrait and landscape views in Google Maps.
- Updated Comcast POP3 email settings.
- Search key and other buttons displayed in correct order.
- Preinstalled V CAST Apps lets users purchase applications directly from their devices and bill them to a Verizon Wireless account.