Four days ago, HTC missed the deadline for the HTC ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich update deadline and owners are not too pleased about HTC’s failure to hit that goal and it’s subsequent silence about the update’s new release date.
Over the long weekend, we heard from numerous HTC ThunderBolt owners who are at the end of their rope when it comes to the aging HTC ThunderBolt smartphone.
We’re also seeing numerous owners voice their complaints on HTC’s official Facebook page, complaints that have not been addressed by the company thus far.
The frustration from HTC ThunderBolt owners, in regards to the Ice Cream Sandwich update, ranges from polite annoyance to downright anger.
Public examples include:
We’ve also privately heard from ThunderBolt owners, several of whom echo these sentiments.
A lot of the frustration towards HTC and Verizon doesn’t appear to be because of the lack of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich itself. Instead, it appears that a majority of ThunderBolt owners are upset that HTC promised one thing and completely let owners down without any sort of explanation.
Thus far, HTC has said nothing to clear up the situation, only saying that it’s still working with Verizon on the update and that the update should still be coming at some point.
What this means is that the update might be rolling out in September or, it might not. It’s completely up in the air as the company refuses to say anything more concrete than the statement above.
With the HTC Rezound ICS update, HTC and Verizon were able to roll out the update a few days after missing its deadline but at this point, it’s unclear if the same thing will happen with the ThunderBolt’s ICS update. It hasn’t shown up on Verizon’s website yet and neither company is providing specifics.
So, until then, the ThunderBolt’s new OS is sitting in release date limbo and ThunderBolt owners aren’t the least bit pleased.