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Verizon HTC Thunderbolt Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update Coming

Edwin Kee
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Do you own a HTC Thunderbolt from Verizon Wireless? Well, this being the first LTE-capable smartphone from Verizon has certainly picked up its fair share of fans (and detractors, due to the rather short battery life) along the way, but somehow, the HTC Thunderbolt seemed to remain stuck in Android 2.3 Gingerbread land for the longest time, that even Hansel and Gretel have long given up on the gingerbread trail that they left behind for a certain Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to drop by. Thing is, “better late than never” applies here, as the support page for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the HTC Thunderbolt has now appeared.

 

First of all, here is a little bit of history lesson. The HTC Thunderbolt was originally slated for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update from Verizon at the end of August last year, but nothing arrived from then until now, so it is not hard to see why HTC Thunderbolt owners felt done hard by, wondering whether they will continue to remain with Android 2.3 Gingerbread forever - at least, until they purchase a new smartphone.

December 2012 arrived, and HTC asked for HTC Thunderbolt owners to be patient, touting that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich should be on the way soon. It is then nice to see this promise being kept, as Verizon has already placed a support page for the Android 4.0 update for the HTC Thunderbolt.

Over there, you should spend some time to go through the bunch of upcoming features that will accompany the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, ranging from Lock Screen Notifications to Face Unlock. Heck, there is even a Usage Center which allows you to monitor data usage while setting alerts, now how about that?

In terms of service support, there is also Verizon Remote Diagnostics that allows a technician to check out what is going on in your HTC Thunderbolt remotely, although this would mean you might want to get rid of the more risque photos snapped using your HTC Thunderbolt beforehand lest you gain worldwide fame the wrong way overnight.

It is time to be a bit more patient, as no concrete date has been set for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update just yet. After all, if one has waited for so long already, what's a little while more, right?

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