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Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Imminent for HTC Thunderbolt?



Given that HTC had confirmed that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Thunderbolt, the first 4G LTE Android smartphone to launch on Verizon Wireless, will be coming in Q3 after having missed its Q2 deadline, it stands to reason that the OTA software update is coming soon. Now, it appears that a Verizon Wireless-made brochure aimed at indirect dealers are now listing the 4G smartphone with Android 2.3 Gingerbread alongside the custom HTC Sense user interface.

The brochure didn’t specify when the Thunderbolt would be available with Gingerbread pre-loaded nor did it hint at a time table for a software update to be pushed out, but given Verizon’s marketing material to dealers, it seems that the update is almost ready.

There were speculations that HTC had delayed work on the Gingerbread update to resolve some early bugs with the Thunderbolt. Users were reporting that there were issues with tethering, switching between and maintaining a 3G/4G connection, battery life, and some dropped calls. In the interim, HTC had focused its attention to issuing a software update for the currently available Android 2.2 Froyo operating system that was pre-loaded on the device, and delayed work with readying Gingerbread, according to speculations.

Via: Phone Arena



  1. Cfnfive

    09/13/2011 at 12:51 pm

    does the Sense part of the advertisement mean we will be getting the updated version of Sense as well?  The one with the sweet new lock screen?

  2. cartoon network games

    09/15/2011 at 8:55 pm

    about freaking time.
    running GB for a while now in several ROMs
    with leaked radios– and if weekend developers can do it (while
    addressing bugs in a few hours) then there’s no reason that a team of
    official HTC dev’s can’t do it since the GB code was provided to them
    several months ago. Either they suck or there’s a $-Hand in play here,
    pushing other devices that will have it out of box

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