As the month of October winds down, there is still no word from HTC or Verizon as to the whereabouts of the HTC ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich update or the Droid Incredible 2 Ice Cream Sandwich update, almost two months after the devices Android 4.0 updates were supposed to roll out.
Earlier this month, we received a credible tip from a source who said that the HTC ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich update was in its final stages of testing, and at the time, Verizon apparently was on track to get the update rolled out to customers by the end of October.
We sit just mere days from the end of the month, and unfortunately, none of the tell tale signs that usually emerge just prior to a roll out have emerged. No rumors, no whispers, no sign of the update or the Droid Incredible 2’s update on Verizon’s website – something that usually happens a few days before an update, and sadly, no word from HTC or Verizon about roll out plans.
Instead, the most that we’ve seen out of HTC (Verizon never says anything) is a lengthy response to the inquiry from a Droid Incredible 2 owner on Facebook wherein the company says that the August roll out was only a target and not an actual roll out window.
Here is what HTC said earlier this month:
We are sorry and we are working on it. The end of August deadline was not a deadline at all. It was and an educated target date that we set ourselves so that we could give people some sort of timeline. Since the beginning we have said that those were only target dates and that there was always a possibility that it could take longer. He are constantly asking for the most recent news and as soon as we get soon as we get some answers to share, we will.
When we receive new information from our internal teams, we make it a point to pass that news along to the customers immediately. We believe in keeping our customers informed. At this point there is no additional information to share regarding the HTC Thunderbolt and ICS. We are still working with your service provider, Verizon, to reach a finalized version of the upgrade for their device. Until we reach that point, we can only answer questions to the best of our ability. Thank you.
That tune has not changed as we approach the end of October, with HTC saying that yes, it indeed still intends on updating the ThunderBolt, but no, it doesn’t have any word on when an update might roll out.
Clearly, the companies are still trying to get these updates ready to go, otherwise they would have cancelled them. We have our fingers crossed that something transpires in regards to both updates in the next few days but at this point, the silence is pretty telling and it may be time for some owners to think about picking up another device.
Any optimists out there?