The HTC ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich update, which was originally promised to be out by August and was said to be coming soon will apparently not be arriving until at least 2013 as the update remains missing heading into next year.
Since August, HTC ThunderBolt owners have been left in the dark in regards to their update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, an update that would free them from the clutches of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a piece of software that was released in early December of 2010 meaning its now over two years old. And despite heavy backlash and questions from the press and owners of the device, HTC and Verizon still have not said when the software might be arriving.
Earlier this month, we saw a few different stories emerge in regards to the HTC ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich update. The first, a tale of two HTC representatives. One rep claimed that Verizon had canceled the update as it preferred the device to be on Gingerbread. Another HTC representative denied that saying that company reps had not yet heard that the update was cancelled.
The second representative’s statement was seemingly confirmed by HTC USA who claimed that the update was to “be here soon.” Just how soon, the company wouldn’t say and now owners are heading into 2013 without any sort of a clue as to when the update might be released.
HTC has said that it is still trying to smooth out some connectivity issues that it has been having with the update, the same issues the company has blamed for the delay of the Droid Incredible 2 Ice Cream Sandwich update. The Droid Incredible 2 Ice Cream Sandwich update was also expected to arrive by the end of August only to be delayed. Both updates now remain in limbo heading into the new year, something that no one expected when HTC put up its time table for the software updates.
And with the HTC ThunderBolt’s two year birthday (in March) and thus, the end of owners two-year agreements fast approaching, owners, at least those that are left, are surely hoping to see a decision one way or the other before March arrives.