Last week, Verizon finally put its stamp of approval on the long-awaited HTC ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich update, an update that started rolling out to owners today. However, owners of the other device that also saw its Android 4.0 update delayed by HTC and Verizon back in 2012, the Droid Incredible 2, are unfortunately still in the dark about their upgrade.
Earlier today, the HTC ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich update started rolling out to owners who endured a five months delay. In August of last year, HTC announced that the ThunderBolt ICS update would not be rolling out that month as scheduled and said that work on the update would continue. And that it did as the ThunderBolt’s Android 4.0 update rolled out today.
Over the last five months, much of the attention has been placed on the ThunderBolt’s ICS update. However, its update wasn’t the only one that was delayed back in August.
The Droid Incredible 2 Ice Cream Sandwich update, like the ThunderBolt’s, was also slated for a release by August, only to be delayed in the same fashion. Since then, Droid Incredible 2 owners have been searching for answers, hoping for Android 4.0 to replace Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
@windexster Once we’re closer to final software availability, we’ll let you know. Thanks for your continued patience and support.
— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) February 5, 2013
Today’s arrival for the ThunderBolt should instill hope in owners that may have lost it over the course of the last five months but unfortunately, it doesn’t offer any kind of specifics in regards to the Droid Incredible 2 update’s whereabouts.
HTC is, in fact, still telling owners that it will alert them to the update’s availability when it gets closer to rolling out but gives no mention of when that roll out will take place.
Hopefully, now that HTC and Verizon have worked out the issues with the ThunderBolt’s update, the same connectivity issues that Droid Incredible 2 owners were made to believe were responsible for their update’s delay, we’ll see the Droid Incredible 2 ICS update roll out soon.
Unfortunately, even with today’s good news, HTC and Verizon aren’t saying whether that will be the case.