After plenty of leaked ROMs, and running into trouble during the first attempt at OTA distribution, HTC and Verizon finally managed to bring Thunderbolt users their long-awaited update to Gingerbread earlier this fall. With that one out of the way, there may be nothing big to look forward to until news of an imminent Thunderbolt Ice Cream Sandwich update arrives. That doesn’t mean we won’t see some more low-key updates show up in the interim; news of a fresh release containing a collection of tweaks and bugfixes has been posted to Verizon’s Thunderbolt support page.
The Thunderbolt’s software support page tells the tale of the 36MB update 2.11.605.9 update getting ready to go out to Thunderbolt owners. None of the changes sound that substantial, but we can see how at least a couple of them could manifest as noticeable improvements.
The smartphone’s clock app should now appear properly in lists of which apps you have installed. A behind-the-scenes change keeps up-to-date with Twitter’s API changes, and Exchange ActiveSync should see better performance. Audio alerts for notifications will now hopefully play at a more appropriate volume, and those audio fixes continue with one affecting custom ringtones. Finally, there are some tweaks to media playback when dealing with a suddenly-lost streaming connection.
If you’re not already seeing it, expect the Thunderbolt update to start going out in the next few days.