HTC admits to missing deadline on ICS update for HTC ThunderBolt

HTC admits to missing deadline on ICS update for HTC ThunderBolt
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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ThunderBolt
  • 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)

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13 Comments

1. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

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

2. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

3. Mr_Carter2

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

4. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

6. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

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

5. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 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

8. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 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.

7. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

Oh Verizon, Even Sprint can done something better than this You make me hate HTC even more

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

10. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

11. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

Apple would say "your calendar is wrong"

13. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

You didn't read it right!

14. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 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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