HTC ThunderBolt gets Gingerbread within the next few months

HTC ThunderBolt gets Gingerbread within the next few months
When Droid Life reader John noticed that the Bluetooth functionality on his HTC ThunderBolt didn't work too well, he did the most logical thing that came to mind and contacted HTC customer support. Little did he know, that the email that he was about to receive in reply will do more than just guiding him through the Bluetooth issue. After outlining the probable causes for the customer's problem, the HTC support representative was kind enough to mention the company's intentions to release a software update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the HTC ThunderBolt within the second quarter of this year. That ought to make Verizon's hottest smartphone right now even a tad hotter.

When the HTC ThunderBolt launched some 11 days ago, it arrived with Android 2.2 Froyo, which wasn't bad, of course, but still had some room for improvement. An update to Gingerbread was pretty much expected at some point in the future, it was only a matter of time before we stumble upon a tip on the matter. Moreover, it is always great to hear the news from a trustworthy source that an HTC representative is.

source: Droid Life via Unwired View

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12. Rider-X unregistered

Big deal. I've been running Gingerbread on my OG Droid since last Thursday.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Droid x and incredible are both getting 2.3 soon yes I would say the thunderbolt getting 2.3 is news worthy considering how much the Droid xs performance has increased with the update.

8. fleanote

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 14, 2011

You guys do a lot of complaining over subject content, but you return to this site like news-starved zealots and read every post to determine just how 'not newsworthy' it is. Looks liek Phone Arena is doing something right - feeding you so you can continue to complain about the portions.

3. Rich unregistered

what exactly is gingerbread?

5. sscorp99

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Its a rich spicy cake like cookie that you can build houses out of.....LOL

10. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

its also one of the starring characters in the movie Shrek...

2. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I can't believe how desperate PhoneArena is getting. Hey PhoneArena, the State lottery told me to buy more tickets and I'll hit the jackpot. Can I have my owne article too? LMFAO!

9. queen unregistered

Don't be stupid. How are they desperate? Its a software update that some people are actually interested in. If you didn't care, why did you post in the first place?

13. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

@ queen Ok, so when it doesn't happen "in the next few months." I'll be LMFAO @ you. IDIOT! O' by the way. If you jump off the Golden Gate Bridge you some how develope wings. Why don't you give it a try. You read it here on PhoneArena. It must be true. LOL!

14. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

Yep, you're still and idiot. You feeble attempts at humor amuse no one but you.

15. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

@Hallucinator Get your thumb out your but and smell it. LOL!

16. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

screw off ur very annoying

17. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

@ Hallucinator, atleast I know how to correctly spell what I'm trying to say. and=an Dumb @$$

18. the dirt mcgirk unregistered

wow... sounds like jogutier needs to STFU. really? nothing better to do with your time than spout obscenities on here? how old are you? 12?

1. mmgbmt

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

HTC promises a lot of things, i wouldnt get to hyped up about it.

6. Raptorjesus

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

In fact HTC is one of the best Carriers out there to get their updates. Considering...Now Samsung...tsk tsk tsk

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