Gingerbread now available for HTC ThunderBolt
posted by Ian M. / Sep 27, 2011, 9:46 AM
Ever since day one, when the HTC ThunderBolt was released to the masses packing the dated Android 2.2 Froyo operating system, everybody wondered when the first LTE handset to hit the states would be getting the modern treatment that it deserves. Well ladies and gentlemen, that day is today, finally.
Verizon wants you to “get the most out of your ThunderBolt by HTC.” The PDF posted by Verizon shows all of the improvements that Thunderbolt users can expect to see when their device is updated. Here are the enhancements found in this update:
- Download Manager App: New App to manage all of your downloads from web browsing, email attachments and other apps.
- App and Power Management Details: Under Manage Applications, a new “Running” tab displays a list of active applications and the storage and memory being used by each. Power efficiency mode option has also been added under Settings > Power.
- New Desktop User Interface: New widgets, icons and screens with refreshed colors.
- Dock Icons: Static Phone, App Launcher and Contacts icons are replaced within a customizable dock. Three swappable icons and the App Launcher icon are fixed to the Dock at the bottom of all home screen panels for easy and instant access.
All of this is only the tip of the iceberg as Android 2.3 Gingerbread delivers a bunch of other improvements to the HTC ThunderBolt. If you want to get the update and give your ThunderBolt the treatment it deserves then check out the link and enjoy.
- Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
- Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1400 mAh(6.30h talk time)
Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011
And Verizon does it again
posted on Sep 27, 2011, 9:51 AM 0
Posts: 425; Member since: Nov 24, 2008
Does what....oh you mean announcing an update that isn't even available yet? I just tried to get the update and its says there is no update available. It looks like my 1st week of October prediction may hold up after all BUT Verizon still has 4 days to prove me wrong : ) http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Sep 27, 2011, 12:32 PM 0
Now we just have to wait for the Charge to get GB....
posted on Sep 27, 2011, 9:54 AM 1
you could just root it with EP1W
posted on Sep 27, 2011, 8:49 PM 0
THANK GOD ALMIGHTY WE HAVE GINGERBREAD AT LAST!!
posted on Sep 27, 2011, 10:05 AM 2
Still says coming soon so its not out yet. I tried the system update and no update.
posted on Sep 27, 2011, 10:09 AM 0
Not YET!!! I tried the steps by going to Menu>Settings>Software Update>Check New. I guess they are more interested in updating their website and PDFs before making the update available. Phone Arena should have mentioned that the updates are not yet available, this post is really deceiving.
posted on Sep 27, 2011, 10:16 AM 0
This isn't something that should be trumpeted but something that should speak to how sad upgrades are. Here we are on the verge of Ice Cream Sandwich and the Thunderbolt is just getting Gingerbread which day-viewed almost a year ago? This makes me have second thoughts about buying any HTC phone including this new Vigor.
posted on Sep 27, 2011, 10:26 AM 0
Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010
This is All a mind game played by All manufacturers...HTC is no different. For the reviewer to say phone has been out a year..actually it was released Mar 17 after numerous delays and problems plaqued with the worse battery life on a phone to date. Gingerbread could have been on this phone a lot earlier. As a die hard DROID user this is the kind of fragmentation across Android that annoys me. We have eclair froyo gingerbread with icecream in the future...way too much for any carrier or manufacturer to keep up with. The original droid incredible is running gb..just wondering why the thunderbolt is just receiving gb. Maybe its the release of the vigor...because its definately gonna cost 300 bucks and with the tb costing 249 at vw htc with have buyers on both sides...good philosophy on how this one rolled out because the tb was about to be extinct....but now its back to life...just hope those reboots dont appear again...
posted on Sep 27, 2011, 10:57 AM 1
Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011
actually my droid incredible hasnt recieved it. no one has except for the few thousand that are testing it
posted on Sep 27, 2011, 3:56 PM 1
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I think HTC is so...irresponsible? Werent thay saying anytime time now we could recieve the update YOU KNOW!! If they were gonna release it the LAST WEEK IN SEPTEMBER they should of just told us instead of letting us stand there like idiots.....they still male some pretty good devices though BUT they just gotta get the software out there sooner
posted on Sep 27, 2011, 1:55 PM 0
Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011
Lol, typical Android manufacturer bs. T-bolt has been out for how long now, and it's just NOW getting Gingerbread when ICS is about to be released?
posted on Sep 27, 2011, 3:16 PM 2
Still says Coming Soon:
Software Update: HTC Thunderbolt™ - COMING SOON!
posted on Sep 27, 2011, 4:05 PM 0
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