The iPad wasn’t the only device in the news this week; Verizon began pushing version 2.1 of Android to the Droid. The update enables multitouch control in the web browser, Google Maps and Gallery app, and adds new apps including Weather and News. Best of all, it adds voice-to-text capability, augmenting the Droid’s input features to that of the Nexus One.
Also this week, a new music player for Android with a unique 3-D interface was released. Cubed for Android brings a 3-D cube display that shows off album art to great effect. Music playback is handled by manipulating the cube by touch, such as spinning it up and down to browse albums or left and right to search for specific music. Cubed is available in the Android Market, but it’s listed under the name “3″ as Cubed was what it was dubbed in the beta program prior to release.
While many are waiting for the Nexus One to be released for the Verizon network, word has leaked that the HTC Incredible is coming to the carrier soon. The Incredible, previously known as the Supersonic, has similar specs to the Nexus One but without the Google branding. The 3.7-inch AMOLED display will push pixels at a respectable resolution of 800×480, and sport an optical trackpad in place of the Nexus One trackball.