HTC ThunderBolt very close to receiving OTA update from Verizon

HTC ThunderBolt very close to receiving OTA update from Verizon
Even a handset that is outselling the Apple iPhone 4 could use an update every now and then. Verizon is about to grace the HTC ThunderBolt with an OTC update. Big Red's new flagship device will be getting some minor improvements and bug fixes, all listed on a pdf file posted on Verizon's web site.

Owners of the LTE enabled HTC ThunderBolt will see "Enhanced data connectivity when accessing the Verizon 3G network" which is interesting since it was the carrier's 4G network that went out the other day. Some owners of the device must have had a hard time finding the SMS or MMS that they just sent because the upgrade will make sure that messages are stored in the right application (Inbox, Sent, etc.). Also, it is important that when checking the weather on your ThunderBolt, it shows the conditions outside for the proper city. The upcoming update will make sure that the weather widget displays the correct location.

There are more things that the upgrade will improve. Check out the sourcelink for the list. A precise date for the upgrade has not been announced yet, but it could come to your unit at anytime.

source: Verizon via AndroidandMe


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ThunderBolt
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, 0.75GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0

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10 Comments

8. Rich unregistered

I ALREADY USE SKYPE VIDEO CHAT ON THE THUNDERBOLT... my phone is not rooted either. just a stock thunderbolt. the app leaked out. go to google and search 'thunderbolt video chat help' its like the 2nd article. you can download it right to ur phone by scanning the QR barcode. PS: the skype video works great.

10. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Ive been using the one from the market, cause the one that leaked had bigs. O' and yes it supports video chat.

7. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Fix the battery life probllem any other upgrade is useless without it.

5. Silly Trolls smh unregistered

Shout out to the low life with two accounts thumbs downing everyone's comments.

6. KParks23

Posts: 750; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

i was thinking the same thing what a loser ill give everyone a thumbs up to bring it back lol

4. TheFunnyMan

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

Chances are that Skype is released with the Gingerbread update, but this update should go a long way in fixing a majority of the little things that annoy Thunderbolt owners (maybe even optimize some of the battery issues?).

3. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

I was really hoping to see the official Skype on this update or at least Google chat with video

2. mr.verizon unregistered

Whens the official Skype video chst feature coming?

1. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I've been hearing a rumor for gingerbread. Where is it? Lol

9. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

What I find strange is that I didn't have any 3g issues till after this storuly broke. WTH VERIZON!

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