ICS Finally Ready to Come to HTC Thunderbolt; Better Late Than Never!

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HTC’s Thunderbolt launched as Verizon’s first LTE smartphone nearly two years ago. That makes it practically ancient by smartphone standards, and its single-core 1GHz SoC, tiny 1400mAh battery, and low-res WVGA screen sound like the kind of phone you couldn’t even give away in today’s market. Still, it manages to lumber on, while its users eagerly await the arrival of the phone’s long-promised Ice Cream Sandwich update. We last updated you on progress towards that end in August, when it seemed clear that Verizon was going to miss its deadline to have the update out by the end of the month. At the time, HTC insisted that work on the release continued, and it would update users when it had more info. We wouldn’t blame you for losing faith in the five months that have passed since that news, but despite the lengthy delay, ICS looks nearly ready to arrive, with Verizon posting that the update is now “coming soon.”

We know, you might be hesitant to take Verizon’s word at this point, but the carrier’s put together a full set of documents describing the forthcoming update, making it appear that it really will be getting here in just a matter of days.

The update will deliver Android 4.0.4, accompanied by Sense 3.6.

Go ahead, Thunderbolt owners; pinch yourself.

Source: Verizon (PDF)
Via: Android Police

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!