HTC Thunderbolt to get Android Gingerbread this quarter

Verizon’s HTC Thunderbolt was supposed to receive an upgrade to Android Gingerbread on June 30. However, as you probably already know, the upgrade still hasn’t arrived.

Now an HTC rep has reportedly stated that Gingerbread is scheduled to hit the Thunderbolt “in Q3″ – meaning this quarter, thus sometime before the end of September. The upgrade should also bring a new version of Sense UI, improved aGPS functionality, Skype video, Amazon Appstore, and other enhancements.

The HTC Thunderbolt was introduced by Verizon in March as its very first 4G LTE smartphone, and is currently offered for $249.99 on contract. It’s a bit weird that the HTC Droid Incredible 2, which was released after the Thunderbolt, has been already upgraded to Gingerbread, but oh well.

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Author: Florin

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  • Matt

    the reason why the T-bolt hasn’t gone to Gingerbread is because Verizon’s bloatware is not compatible. To get the most out of your T-bolt, root ASAP.

  • Realityhurts

    One of the worst phones i have ever used.

  • Lorettawilson Smith

    Thanks for sharing this useful information.