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Verizon posts support page for HTC ThunderBolt's Android 4.0 update

Verizon posts support page for HTC ThunderBolt's Android 4.0 update
You can't blame owners of the HTC ThunderBolt for feeling left out. The first LTE enabled handset offered by Verizon, the phone was originally supposed to be updated from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by the end of last August. But that deadline came and went without the update coming and HTC ThunderBolt owners started to think that they would be stuck forever at Android 2.3. But in December, HTC said that owners of the handset should remain patient, and that the update would be arriving soon.

Now, Verizon has put up a support page for the Android 4.0 update for the HTC ThunderBolt. The site reveals some of the new features such as Face Unlock, Lock Screen Notifications (which allows you to access your notifications even when the phone is locked) and a Usage Center where you can monitor data usage and set alerts. The Recent Apps feature allows you to tap on a thumbnail to multitask with a recently used app.

Also included with the update is Verizon Remote Diagnostics which lets a technician look at the inside of your phone from a remote location. And the update also eliminates the bugs that made the device unstable and caused numerous re-boots. Lastly, Verizon Apps, Blockbuster, Rhapsody, Verizon Video and Mobile IM have all been removed from the device. Those with the HTC ThunderBolt will feel like they have a new phone once the new OS build is installed. The only problem is that there is still no date for the update which once again is said to be "coming soon".

source: Verizon, AndroidPolice via IntoMobile

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