Just like the Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update before it, the HTC ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich update has received some good news.
In comments made on its Facebook page to HTC ThunderBolt owners, HTC has stated that it still plans on rolling out the HTC ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich update this month which would put it within the time frame that it originally gave to ThunderBolt owners earlier this year.
HTC says that it’s still working on the ThunderBolt’s ICS update and that it is still planning to roll it out to owners this month. The company has also said that it hasn’t forgotten about the HTC ThunderBolt update in response to an owners inquiry about whether the company had forgotten about the update.
Fortunately, HTC’s response isn’t just a one time thing. It has given several customers this scenario. So, while this isn’t the confirmation many owners have been seeking, it’s certainly good news nonetheless.
Of course, if HTC and Verizon weren’t going to roll out the update, we doubt that they would confirm that bad news through Facebook responses to ThunderBolt owners.
So, as of right now, it looks like HTC, at least on the surface, still believes that the HTC ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich update is going to roll out in August.
The news comes shortly after HTC cancelled the ICS update for a device that’s quite similar to the HTC ThunderBolt, spec-wise.
The company decided not to roll out the HTC Desire HD ICS update after determining that owners would have to wipe their phones in order to install the software.
Shortly after that, we heard that there was a 95% chance that the HTC ThunderBolt ICS update would not end up rolling out to owners despite HTC’s promise.
Besides the Facebook confirmations, there are still two things that HTC ThunderBolt owners can look at as evidence that a roll out could still take place.
One, the HTC Desire HD only has 1.5GB of onboard space, something that played a factor in HTC’s decision to cancel it. The ThunderBolt has 8GB of storage. And secondly, the HTC ThunderBolt is in the hands on many customers on Verizon and that could be the pressure that forces them to work extra hard on rolling out the software.
So, if HTC is correct here, and it’s possible that it’s not, the HTC ThunderBolt update is still on track for August.
What do you think TBolt owners? Do you believe HTC?