Sep 26 AT 1:52 PM Edgar Cervantes 11 Comments

HTC confirms Gingerbread update for the Thunderbolt coming this week

Thunderbolt Update Verizon

It’s been about 6 months since the release of the HTC Thunderbolt, the first Verizon 4G LTE device, and Gingerbread updates have been coming left and right. But regardless of the begging and praying by Thunderbolt users, their update just hasn’t come around.

September is almost over. Just when we thought Android 2.3 would skip the Thunderbolt again this month, HTC brought us a spark of hope. After getting yet another complaint, HTC has just tweeted that the update is coming “later this month. Very soon.”

You might be doubting this, and other Twitter users have been hesitant to believe it as well. HTC is now getting a wave of tweets asking for further confirmation. But HTC’s Twitter account keeps promising a September update, so it should be coming any day now.

Those who have been patiently waiting, keep your eyes open for that update. Who’s excited to check it out? Did this update take too long to come around? Did anyone just lose patience and start finding Gingerbread ROMs?

Via: DroidDog

Source: HTC (Twitter)

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • Jeff

    I feel obligated to point out the silliness of such things happening. Android 2.3 has been out for almost 9 months and a 6 month old phone is just NOW getting an update? O_O

    This is why I am thankful for Cyanogen so I don’t have to deal with this BS.

    • zee112

      I’ve been using CM7 for several months and I love it. Fancy Widgets replaces the HTC clock. NTSense theme adds the HTC icons to the home screen. Works so much better than stock!

  • Haggie

    Anyone that depends on the phone manufacturer for updates is setting themselves up for a (product) lifetime of disappointment.

    If it wasn’t for the development community, I would have never purchased any of the four Android devices that I have owned over the last two years.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    It is their fault that we are all so pessimistic about this. I mean, we have been waiting for this update for a long time. After all the delays, of course we are not going to believe this so easily. HTC seems very positive about this, though. We certainly hope that they keep up to their word.

  • Richard Yarrell

    I usually don’t do this BUT I have to be honest.. SHAME ON VERIZON The Thunderbolt definitely should’ve had this update. The EVO 4G, Mytouch 4G, EVO Shift 4G and various other devices have had this update. VERIZON NEEDS TO HANDLE THERE BUSINESS IN THE UPDATE ARENA SPRINT DOES.. In my book I hold the carrier and there new LTE network being the problem here that is why the update did not come yet and they released new devices on 2.2 froyo… Think about it??? Htc is not at fault here..

    • squiddy20

      What do you mean you “usually don’t do this”???? Bash on Verizon? Reality check: You do it ALL THE TIME. Or were you referring to the “honest” part? Because you usually aren’t “honest” either. I don’t know which is more sad.

  • Glen Bramlitt

    I can’t wait until my 2-year mark so I can get rid of this piece of crap paper weight.

    When it came out, this was *supposed* to be Verizon’s flagship phone. Instead, they made it the red-headed step-child!! (no offense against red-heads) Who’d have thought a new phone – with the first LTE market!!! – would be waiting this long for updates? And why didn’t they take the time to get it right so that they wouldn’t have to be so coy about how bad the battery sucks? Random reboots. Poor support. This is ridiculous.

    I so cannot wait for the next Samsung phone. I loved the MyTouch when I was with T-Mo, but HTC really put a sour taste in my mouth.

    all b!tching aside…I am thankful for the developer community which makes this phone WAY better. It’s just sad that we have to go to such lengths to get our phones to do what they should have been doing in the first place.

  • Greg M

    I blame this on Verizon too about getting the updates. Verizon is also slow on getting there 4gLTE across the US. I am still waiting here in Missouri. Only St Louis has it, KC and Springfield does not. And yes this Gingerbread version should been OTA months ago on the Thunderbolt. I wish they could fix the volume issue with a software fix. The sound is hard to hear, whether listening to music or web, or on a call.

  • justin

    downloading gingerbread for thunderbolt as I type this. finally the long long long long wait is over