Oct 26 AT 12:43 PM Sean Riley 20 Comments

HTC Thunderbolt Gingerbread update is finally available (for real this time)

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Getting a feeling of deja vu? Don’t worry, it’s not the Matrix glitching. Verizon told us the Gingerbread update for the Thunderbolt was happening at the end of September and then called take backs before we could stop them.

While you may have a new treat in mind now, it’s important to remember that the road to an Ice Cream Sandwich is paved with Gingerbread, or something like that.

Anyway, for those of you with an HTC Thunderbolt, your Gingerbread update is ready and if you want to speed up the process just go into “Settings” and select “Software update” and finally “Check new” and you’ll be on your way.

While you are waiting for the update to download you can peruse the complete change log via the Source link below.

The most notable changes are going to be the cosmetic tweaks to your homescreen. Beyond that you’ve got some new apps including a download manager, a “Full Dock Mode” app that as you might guess gives you a view that is optimized for having your Thunderbolt docked, and finally some additional power and app management options available to you in settings. The rest of the updates are more behind the scenes features, including protection from that nasty security vulnerability that popped up a couple weeks ago.

Let us know how the update goes for you and whether you notice anything markedly better (or worse) after you’ve been running it for awhile. I’m a Thunderbolt owner myself, but I rooted and strayed from the stock path so I’ll have to live vicariously through all of you.

Source: Verizon Wireless

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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