HTC admits to missing deadline on ICS update for HTC ThunderBolt
0. phoneArena posted on 02 Sep 2012, 18:55
HTC responded to an inquiry about missing its end of August deadline to update the HTCThunderBolt to Android 4.0; in a tweet, the Taiwan based manufacturer said that it is working with Verizon to get the update completed...
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1. speckledapple posted on 02 Sep 2012, 19:00 5
no s**t. thats ok ill just root it. no waiting needed.
2. tedkord posted on 02 Sep 2012, 19:02 12
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.
3. Mr_Carter2 posted on 02 Sep 2012, 19:09 2
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.
4. 14545 posted on 02 Sep 2012, 19:36 2
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.
6. nicholassss posted on 02 Sep 2012, 19:43 3
Man up, root your phones, and install it yourself if its that big of a deal.
5. 305Bucko posted on 02 Sep 2012, 19:41 7
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
8. ahhxd717 posted on 02 Sep 2012, 20:02 7
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.
7. 09wbd03516 (banned) posted on 02 Sep 2012, 20:02 6
Oh Verizon, Even Sprint can done something better than this
You make me hate HTC even more
9. Berzerk000 posted on 02 Sep 2012, 20:13 7
Just Verizon being Verizon... Who even knows when the Galaxy Nexus will get Jelly Bean. Verizon is making everyone look bad.
10. darkskoliro posted on 02 Sep 2012, 22:27 7
honestly if you arent rooting your phone, i dont think you are taking full advantage of what you paid for.
14. N.Reynolds posted on 03 Sep 2012, 18:46 0
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.