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HTC admits to missing deadline on ICS update for HTC ThunderBolt

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HTC admits to missing deadline on ICS update for HTC ThunderBolt
HTC says that the Android 4.0 update for the HTC ThunderBolt is still being worked on

HTC says that the Android 4.0 update for the HTC ThunderBolt is still being worked on

Last month, HTC said that it would have the Android 4.0 update released by the end of August for the HTC ThunderBolt. Owners of the device were seen counting down the time until the calendar flipped to September, hoping to see a notification hit their T-Bolt at the last minute. Alas, the update never came and like Linus waiting in the pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin, HTC ThunderBolt owners had to forlornly watch another day go by without Android 4.0 on the phone.

It's not like HTC isn't aware that missed the self-imposed deadline. In responding to a tweet wondering about the missing update, the Taiwan based OEM said that it is aware that it missed the deadline, is working with Verizon to complete it and will notify customers when it is ready. Did HTC give us a coded message by including Verizon in its response? The carrier is known for being particularly compulsive with its update testing and HTC might have been telling us that Big Red is responsible for the missing update.
 
source: HTC via Phandroid

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posted on 02 Sep 2012, 19:00 5

1. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


no s**t. thats ok ill just root it. no waiting needed.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 19:02 12

2. tedkord (Posts: 4531; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I have no doubt Verizon is the holdup. They have to make sure it's as non functional and locked down for the end user as possible.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 19:09 2

3. Mr_Carter2 (Posts: 13; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


HTC has officially lost my business. They've put us Thunderbolt users through enough. I Dont care how good their next product looks they are never getting my business again and I'll be advising others to avoid them like the plague. This is a company who shows no remorse in completely missing deadlines with no explanation (HTC Rezound) or just dropping support for a phone (Desire HD). An army of ants could run a better company than these people.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 19:36 2

4. 14545 (Posts: 1105; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Don't forget the Evo View/Flyer/Jetstream owners getting hung out to dry too. I'm right there with you, I won't buy another HTC device given the direction the company has gone the last two or so years. I guess that leaves me to go to sammy and it's crappy radios with touch jiz, yack.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 19:43 3

6. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Man up, root your phones, and install it yourself if its that big of a deal.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 19:41 7

5. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


the Desire? really? ...anyway, the EVO 3D from last year has ICS 4.0.4 for a while now.

Same thing happened to the Galaxy Nexus (on Verizon only) and its not an HTC phone, as a matter of fact, its the flagship Android device that is supposed to get updates before ANYONE.

Dont be mad at HTC. Verizon is the holdup

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 20:02 7

8. ahhxd717 (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


I'm sure Verizon has been the reason. I owned the inspire 4g (desire HD) and I wasn't angry at HTC for not doing the update since they had actual technical reasons. At least they've promised an update. Look at the Samsung Charge. That's never getting an update. Came out at the same time, actually after. I just bought an unlocked nexus and now don't have to worry about it. Sucks having to wait though. All OEMS have been slow with updates so no reason to pick on HTC.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 20:02 6

7. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)


Oh Verizon, Even Sprint can done something better than this

You make me hate HTC even more

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 20:13 7

9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3957; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Just Verizon being Verizon... Who even knows when the Galaxy Nexus will get Jelly Bean. Verizon is making everyone look bad.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 22:27 7

10. darkskoliro (Posts: 957; Member since: 07 May 2012)


honestly if you arent rooting your phone, i dont think you are taking full advantage of what you paid for.

posted on 02 Sep 2012, 23:52 5

11. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Apple would say "your calendar is wrong"

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 02:05 1

13. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


You didn't read it right!

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 18:46

14. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


If you care enough about having the latest operating system root your phone. Then both of the phones you guys are talking about (The HTC Thunderbolt and the Verizon Nexus) can have exactly what you want them to. I have a Thunderbolt (That I don't use anymore) that has ICS on it. Also I have my Nexus that has 4.1 on it. So if you care enough about the newest OS care enough to learn to root and throw ROMs on.

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