It looks like today Verizon and HTC have approved an update to the aging yet still somewhat popular HTC Thunderbolt. For the 12 of you still using that phone, we have some potentially good news although the update certainly is not Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Instead it looks like HTC has a few bugs they’ve fixed and we can expect to see this arrive soon.
As usual from Verizon, the update has been confirmed and detailed by their support page documents. Usually the update arrives within 24-48 hours of seeing this arrive online so we have a feeling the wait should be a short one for you guys. The update is quite small too, coming in around 19MB in size.
The HTC Thunderbolt has had some weird luck. It was hailed the next greatest phone being the first with 4G LTE, but it has been all downhill since release. After months and months of delays it received Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich back in February, which was after many HTC devices were updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. At least it got the update though right? It’s safe to say the Thunderbolt won’t be getting Jelly Bean.
However, for those interested the update as detailed above should be fixing multiple little issues. We’ve been hearing mixed reports post ICS update, so let us know if you’ve been experiencing problems with yours. Basically this update appears to add some bloat, add amber alerts from Verizon, fix some text message issues, and improve Microsoft Exchange support. The list is small and short, but let us know how it goes once you receive the update.