The Thunderbolt update to the Android Ice Cream Sandwich software might be one of the most talked about updates this year and that is mostly because the company promised it back in August, but has been delaying it since then. From the point it was announced by HTC that the update was going to be delayed, there has been plenty of speculation online regarding when it will finally arrive, but there has not been any official announcement from HTC, until now. HTC has officially announced the plan to bring the software to those that still own the Thunderbolt handset, but they will not say exactly when.
Thunderbolt users have been getting notified by HTC about the update and according to one online source, HTC rep goes into some detail about the missing update saying that it will arrive and it is just matter of when. This type of a response by HTC has been seen more than one time before as frustrated customers are sick of waiting for the update, while some of them have surely moved on from that point.
According to the online source, the letter to HTC Thunderbolt users said, “Thank you for taking the time from your busy day to email HTC Technical Support. It is my understanding that you wish to know if your Thunderbolt will be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich, “and then goes on to say, “Your Thunderbolt will be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich. If your next question is when, then I cannot give you an exact timeframe. Please allow me to explain why. HTC no longer announces dates for release of software due to the nature of the software development process. The reason why, is that at any point in the software development cycle a situation may be encountered that requires anything from some minor additional rework, to complete rewrites of the software base.”
The HTC Thunderbolt was first announced back in January of 2011 and released to the public by March of the same year. The phone features a 4.3-inch TFT touch screen display, a single core 1GHz processor and the Adreno 205 graphics processor. Other than the 8GB of internal memory, plus microSD card slot, the handset features an 8MP camera with dual LED flash, auto focus and more. Reviews are good and they will only get better once the phone is updated.