Ice Cream Sandwich for HTC Thunderbolt Coming Soon, Soak Test Begins

The update might be pushed within the next few weeks

By on March 3rd, 2012 15:01 GMT

HTC confirmed it would deploy Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Thunderbolt a few weeks ago, but the handset maker has yet to announce an exact release date.

In fact, the Taiwanese company announced about two weeks ago that several smartphones now available in the United States exclusively through Verizon Wireless will be receiving the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.

Among them, HTC confirmed the Thunderbolt, Rhyme, Rezound and DROID Incredible 2. Aside from these, the company also plans to update the HTC Raider, which is now available in Canada via major carriers Rogers and Bell.

Unfortunately, no details on release dates have been disclosed, which means the company has yet to decide which device will get the update first.

Anyway, it looks like HTC Thunderbolt is close to getting the long-awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. Even if this won't be the first to receive it, at least it won't be the last.

The folks at VzBuzz have just been tipped on the upcoming Android 4.0 update for HTC Thunderbolt. It appears that they have received a screenshot of an email that seems to be an invitation to an upcoming user trial for HTC Thunderbolt Ice Cream Sandwich update.

The good news is that the soak test is set to begin next week, but the bad news is that they are likely to run through April. This means that HTC Thunderbolt owners will probably get the Ice Cream Sandwich update in May or late April.

There are no additional details on the actual new features of this Android 4.0 for HTC Thunderbolt, but it won't come as a surprise if HTC will not include the latest Sense 4.0 UI.

According to the latest hearsay, the handset maker has decided to offer a previous HTC Sense 3.6 UI version, though this has yet to be confirmed in the following weeks.
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