HTC ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich Update Coming in July or August

HTC has released a brand new detailed Android 4.0 schedule and it looks like the HTC ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich update is slated to arrive sometime in either July or August of this year.

The schedule offers no specific dates but it does offer a window for HTC ThunderBolt owners to look forward to. HTC originally promised Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the device earlier this year and today is the first time that we have seen any specifics in regards to the update.

So while Q3 of 2012 is a little bit away, it’s nice to see HTC updating HTC ThunderBolt owners with some information in regards to the highly anticipated update.

Read: HTC ThunderBolt Owners Deserve Some Android 4.0 Answers.

Keep in mind, these dates are subject to change, especially because the device is on Verizon. Verizon has had issues getting Android 4.0 out to its devices with many of its current lineup of 4G LTE smartphones still waiting for the update.


The HTC ThunderBolt, once thought to be a competitor for the iPhone, turned out to be an absolute dud and one of the reasons that HTC switched up its smartphone game plan in 2012.

Read: Blame the ThunderBolt for HTC’s Poor 4G LTE Smartphone Sales.

Verizon’s first 4G LTE smartphone first endured a delayed launch and then became plagued by bugs in the months after it launched. It took HTC and Verizon months to finally smooth over the software on board the ThunderBolt.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich should offer some improvements over Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the current operating system on the device. It’s also possible that it could wreck havoc on the device but we hope that the extended amount of time that the companies have had to test the software will ensure that that doesn’t happen.

Any news is good news, right ThunderBolt owners?