The wait for the HTC Thunderbolt Android 4.0 update may soon come to an end! A recent tweet from HTC claims that Ice Cream Sandwich for the Thunderbolt “will be here soon.” No further details about the update are given, but we now have confirmation that Verizon and HTC didn’t scrap the update after they missed the promised August release date.
It’s impossible to know why the Android 4.0 update for the HTC Thunderbolt is currently four months late, but we suspect Verizon and HTC were not satisfied with performance during testing. On the inside, the HTC Thunderbolt is closely related to the HTC Desire HD – a handset which did not make the Android 4.0 update cut. The update for the Thunderbolt could still be 3-4 weeks out, but we think it would be a nice touch if HTC released it on January 6 – exactly two years after the phone was unveiled at CES.