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Gingerbread for HTC ThunderBolt and Droid Incredible Coming in September

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Finally, we have something official about the Gingerbread updates for the HTC ThunderBolt and the Droid Incredible. We’re talking official official here, not just from an HTC rep. But from HTC’s Facebook page which has just confirmed that Android 2.3 or some variation of it will be arriving for both of these beautiful phones at some point during the month of September.

One look at the calender reveals that today is August 31st and that means that the countdown for Gingerbread begins tomorrow. Let’s hope that it doesn’t drag on until the end of the month.

The simple statement from HTC finally puts rumors about the HTC ThunderBolt’s Gingerbread status to rest and unfortunately confirms that the Droid Incredible’s update was  delayed but will still be rolling out.

HTC ThunderBolt

Here is the statement for those interested:

We’re pleased to announce that both DROID Incredible and ThunderBolt at Verizon will be receiving an update to Gingerbread in September. Thanks for your support!

Remember, the Droid Incredible’s update was supposedly going to roll out this month but then was delayed because of a bug.

So, how’s it feel to finally have a date ThunderBolt and Incredible owners? Probably feels pretty good.

59 Comments

  1. Aaronth86

    08/31/2011 at 7:55 pm

    So if I manually. Updated my dinc to gingerbread 2.3.4 will I not get this update….I knew I have waited!

    • Bob

      08/31/2011 at 7:58 pm

      Ugh its the same damn update aaron

      • Aaronth86

        08/31/2011 at 8:01 pm

        One question why does my sense still look the same. I thought it would look like what the dinc 2 has..

  2. Anonymous

    08/31/2011 at 8:16 pm

    i cant believe this,me and my friend just got two i-phones for $43.78 each and a $25 gift card for $4the stores want to keep this a secret and they dont tell you go here GrаbPenny.cоm

  3. Anonymous

    08/31/2011 at 10:15 pm

    I WILL believe it, when it is downloaded on to my phone & up and running.

  4. Cp

    09/01/2011 at 1:24 am

    Awful lot of kids posts comments apparently.

  5. Trgriesel

    09/01/2011 at 1:24 am

    This provides no new info. They said it would come out in Q2 which end in September. So we are right back where we started I.want to know an exact day.

    • Stuff

      09/01/2011 at 5:33 pm

      Q3 ends in September… not Q2…

  6. Xraysweet1

    09/01/2011 at 1:34 am

    Ill believe it when it appears. Thunderbolt is a horrible phone……..software wise . It’s htcs game an there winning… My relatives have HTC EVO from Sprint …no issues ..Verizon shouldn’t have put this out unless thy had the proper software.

    • Carolinahookers

      09/01/2011 at 5:47 am

      Wow I’ve had every smartphone and thunderbolt is by far fastest and best and their isn’t a big different in 2.2 and gingerbread.. I had both so all you newbies learn about your phones first before crying…

    • randy:)cartman

      09/01/2011 at 7:57 am

      Dude stop trolling cause you wish you had a thunderbolt. I have had almost every phone ans the thunderbolt was by far the best phone I ever had in terms of software and harware. It’s fast as hell and has no problems. The bat lasts all day unless you watch a movie but that’s expected with any phone. The only issue I ever experienced with the phone was when it was very first released there was a minor sms bug. If I got a message I got the green indicator that showed on the message widget and I would read the message and if I exited out of the message app too quickly the green indicator still was present over the message widget even though I didn’t have any new messages. That was quickly resolved and been bug free since.

      On a side note this update did take too long in my opinion but its not really going to do anything. 2.3 is basically the same as 2.2 so I don’t care. I want the vigor and ice cream sandwich please :)

      • Krimzn1980

        09/01/2011 at 8:37 am

        I absolutely agree with this point of view 100% I have a t-bolt as well since its inception and the only thing that’s going to make a difference is an updated sense UI but I’m using spb 3d UI and its the s@#$….and yes vigor please plus ice cream would be nice too :)

    • Easypick4u

      09/10/2011 at 3:59 pm

      My issue with my thunderjunk is that I eats battery and worst is it like to randomly restart. This is a replacement thunderjunk and it restarted last night and this morning. Hope gingercrumb fixes it

    • Easypick4u

      09/10/2011 at 3:59 pm

      My issue with my thunderjunk is that I eats battery and worst is it like to randomly restart. This is a replacement thunderjunk and it restarted last night and this morning. Hope gingercrumb fixes it

  7. Joeboucher15

    09/01/2011 at 10:11 am

    To little to late. A year after the phone comes out before the front facing camera can even be used? It’s like buying a nice car, but you can’t use the headlights for a year until an upgrade comes out. HTC disappointed on this. Instead of releasing 20 more newer models all over the place, they should have worked on the one’s they had. I’m going back to Iphone when the 5 comes out.

    • Chester629

      09/01/2011 at 1:45 pm

      What?  You’re inplying the phone can’t be used properly b/c it doesn’t have GB?  Yeah…I think it is a better move for you to go back to the iPhone.  Clearly you’re better off having someone else tell you what to do/think. 

      The Tbolt is sweet as is.  I too have been through just about every Droid, and the TBolt is insane fast.  The bat sucks, or at least I have issues and can’t get through a day on a single charge, but its a price to pay for a such a speedy device.  Understood HTC Sense is an aquired taste, but I like it and its the smoothest android UI out there. 

    • randy:)cartman

      09/01/2011 at 7:40 pm

      Lol another troll. Go back to iPhone then no one here cares about you dude or your decisions. You act like thunderbolt is a fail cause you can’t use the front facing camera lol. Every phone has their quirks and the iPhone has A LOT. Only native apps run in background, the phone can’t be rooted you have to illegally jail break it lol, the phone is on lock down by Apple (hence the term jail break Haha). I phone is just a wanna be phone made to look nice. The reason it sells is because my 8 year old retarded cousin could pick it up and use it and its a flashy looking phone. Looks sell that phone. Most people who buy that phone don’t know the difference between a single and dual core CPU.

    • randy:)cartman

      09/01/2011 at 7:44 pm

      Oh and I don’t care about Skype or video calls. I dont want people watching me when I’m trying to lie to them saying I’m just hanging at my house tonight when I’m at the bar or something lol. I bet most people agree. I can see using it if your like in another country or something maybe. But I guess you need to have phone sex with your internet gf lol.

      • guest

        09/02/2011 at 3:01 am

        Apparently you have no life and don’t think much further than when you’re gonna get sex.  I have family in other states and the whole reason we got the Bolt was to use the front facing camera.  Video calls have not worked on any of the so-called “great” apps.  Every single one of them has issues from no sound to horrible feedback.  Skype is the only thing that’s worked.

        • Guitartripp

          09/02/2011 at 2:51 pm

          ummm…yahoo messenger with video has worked since the day the HTC Thunderbolt came out…

        • randy:)cartman

          09/03/2011 at 9:06 am

          Apparently you can’t read dummy because I said I could understand if someone was in another country or something implying that people were separated over a distance and wanted to.see each other. Learn how to read properly before you bash someone for something that they agreed with you about. But again if the camera on the front of the phone “doesn’t work” in quotes it doesn’t ruin the phone. If you think it does your pretty selfish in life then is what that indicates.

        • UgbamAman23

          09/03/2011 at 10:21 pm

          Had an issue with my front facing camera too buddy…but pretty easy to fix. Go into settings, application, manage apps, all apps tab, scroll down to camera and click clear cache and clear data. Try it then. If still doesn’t work reset once. Try it. If still not working factory reset…if you finally still can’t get it to work…go in and use your one year manufactured warranty… No biggie. Just don’t expect that from an iPhone…90 days minimum… :/

        • wblconstruction#

          09/05/2011 at 7:23 pm

          I have the thunder and video chat all the time with tango on 3g 4g and wifi they alol work great with the app tango try that maybe you just got a bad phone it happens with all of them the iphone sucks because of the lockdown apple has on it i would def. recommend you looking at a different android phone that will meet your needs better instead of the iphone but androids not for everyone good luck with whatever you decide

    • Kash417

      09/02/2011 at 2:57 am

      It’s only been out for 6 months….check your math.

    • Dfancygirl

      09/04/2011 at 11:05 am

      Um…my front facing camera has always worked…on Skype, tango, yahoo video, etc. Maybe your problem is user error…

    • Dfancygirl

      09/04/2011 at 11:05 am

      Um…my front facing camera has always worked…on Skype, tango, yahoo video, etc. Maybe your problem is user error…

  8. Epsltd

    09/01/2011 at 12:44 pm

    I”LL believe it when I see it in ota management notification…

  9. Epsltd

    09/01/2011 at 12:44 pm

    I”LL believe it when I see it in ota management notification…

  10. timraines

    09/01/2011 at 3:06 pm

    As an extremely disappointed Thunderbolt owner, I can tell you the bottom line HTC and Verizon need to learn from this debacle: Promise less….Deliver more.

  11. Joeboucher15

    09/01/2011 at 9:24 pm

    Hey Randy, at least your 8 year old retarded cousin has a phone that works. If your Thunderbolt had a working front facing camera, he would see how retarded you are!!

    • randy:)cartman

      09/03/2011 at 9:13 am

      Lol go troll somewhere else and us thunderbolt owners know how jealous you I phone users are. It’s obvious from your trolling :). Your retarded for even thinking I have a retarded cousin lol. It was a figure of speech as my text implies from my previous post. Are you even old enough to post things on the internet because you seem pretty young and most likely not very bright for thinking I had a retarded cousin hahaha. This is for grown ups that have real phones like Thunderbolts not toy phones like your I phone.

  12. Matt Clark

    09/02/2011 at 12:39 am

    A couple things…. The front facing camera has worked the entire time?  Also, GB doesn’t come with Sense 3.0, we’ll still be on the same HTC Sense we have now, just the OS is changing.

  13. Matt Clark

    09/02/2011 at 12:39 am

    A couple things…. The front facing camera has worked the entire time?  Also, GB doesn’t come with Sense 3.0, we’ll still be on the same HTC Sense we have now, just the OS is changing.

    • Erictingler

      09/02/2011 at 7:50 am

      All I really want is the sense 3.0. I really want that unlock screen. These phone company’s rape us so hard sometimes. Once they have you on the line they laugh and tell you all the things they promised were lies. But I do love the thunderbolt 8). I love apple but the iPhone really is just about the looks. I traded my iPhone 4 for my thunderbolt and wouldn’t go back if you payed me. But Oooo how I love my imac lol.

      • Anonymous

        09/06/2011 at 5:20 am

        Yo… go to the app market and download an app called “Widget Locker.” Try the free version first. I swear to you that it has the sweetest unlock screen that you’ve ever seen. I hope that satiates your hunger for the widely sought SENSE 3.0 unlock. Peace!!

      • Anonymous

        09/06/2011 at 5:20 am

        Yo… go to the app market and download an app called “Widget Locker.” Try the free version first. I swear to you that it has the sweetest unlock screen that you’ve ever seen. I hope that satiates your hunger for the widely sought SENSE 3.0 unlock. Peace!!

      • Anonymous

        09/06/2011 at 5:20 am

        Yo… go to the app market and download an app called “Widget Locker.” Try the free version first. I swear to you that it has the sweetest unlock screen that you’ve ever seen. I hope that satiates your hunger for the widely sought SENSE 3.0 unlock. Peace!!

  14. Nexus199947

    09/03/2011 at 4:15 am

    I rooted my incredible and run sense 3.0 and 2.3.4.  It runs pretty smooth.  

    • Carrb2000

      09/07/2011 at 12:42 am

      Yep. Rooted this spring and never looked back.

  15. Isiah_jackman

    09/03/2011 at 8:13 am

    Okay, will the thunderbolt get to take screenshots when we get the update?

  16. Jsibdj

    09/05/2011 at 2:13 am

    Not a damn thing wrong with my TB. Faster than a Kardashian mom whoring her daughter out for quick cash.

    • Voltages

      09/06/2011 at 5:27 am

      Damn thats fast!

  17. Brenton Carr

    09/07/2011 at 12:28 am

    How long has Gingerbread been out now? Man am I glad I rooted my phone this spring!

  18. Charlie

    09/07/2011 at 8:24 am

    Froyo fan here! I won’t upgrade to Gingerbread when it’s released. Froyo is leaner and less of everything we don’t want.

  19. Charlie

    09/07/2011 at 8:25 am

    Debloat in root and keep your froyo

  20. Assmechanic

    09/07/2011 at 12:07 pm

    Just got the update in New York

  21. Assmechanic

    09/07/2011 at 12:07 pm

    Just got the update in New York

  22. Joeboucher15

    09/15/2011 at 3:21 pm

    HTC is turning into PALM. Let’s release a phone and promote it as the best thing ever. Instead of supporting it and updating it, lets just release another phone with the features the last phone needed and force those idiots to buy another phone. 

    • Lewisde43

      09/15/2011 at 7:25 pm

      sounds like Apple.

  23. Rondonkulous

    09/23/2011 at 1:37 am

    I remember having the update issues with the cliq. when we finally got 1.6 everyone else was running 2.0 and 2.2 was starting to roll out when 2.1 was released…. that’s why I just went with the new EVO… I am happy with it although the Bionic looks amazing!

  24. Lilthumper98

    09/23/2011 at 3:25 am

    I predict another delay.

  25. Jason

    09/25/2011 at 3:48 pm

    If the new software isn’t out by the last day of Q3, how about everyone who is disappointed goes into a verizon store and punches an employee in the face once a day until they release the new software?

  26. Kd6sxa

    11/14/2011 at 6:04 am

    IIt’s all bull crap until it actually gets here. I have read so many times that gingerbread will be rolling out soon.

  27. Djbfj

    08/31/2011 at 8:48 pm

    Oh my god I can’t believe it I got an iPhone and they included a free car just so I could listen to my tunes just go to shutdfuk.com and they’ll hook u up.

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