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HTC Thunderbolt Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update maybe rolled out in November

Will you enjoy Thanksgiving more if the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update for your HTC Thunderbolt will be rolled out that same day? There have been strong rumors earlier this month that the update will be rolled out in the 3rd or 4th week but there’s no update about it a few hours before we enter the month of November. Neither HTC nor Verizon officially gave their customers definite time, or at least a rough estimate, when it would come. Basically, Thunderbolt owners are still floating on air.

Gotta Be Mobile (GBM) published a story earlier this month suggesting HTC was already in the final testing of Android 4.0 update for the Thunderbolt. Based on other company’s timeframe, the roll out would happen two weeks after development reaches the stage for final testing. The claim that it would arrive in the 3rd or 4th week of October was logical enough but it’s now turned into a nightmare as Halloween arrives and still no word from the manufacturer or carrier.

According to GBM, a Verizon customer tipped them saying the ICS update is coming to Thunderbolt but owners have to wait until Thanksgiving as it will be rolled out during that time. Apparently, it didn’t say if it will come before, after or on the day of Thanksgiving. This information was reportedly supported by service tickets after the customer allegedly called Verizon hotline seeking help with connectivity issues. The representative, instead of resolving the problem right there and then, advised the customer to wait as an update is coming that would fix the issue the customer called in for.

Owners are now fed up with broken promises from HTC and Verizon but that’s actually the reality of updates; no one could ever be sure the exact roll out date. There have been many pushed back updates because bugs were discovered a few days before the roll out. No one actually knows the reason behind this delay but such case has a greater possibility here. After all, both the manufacturer and carrier want to please their customers so there’s no reason for them to hold back the roll out if the firmware is all set and ready. One thing is for sure though, ICS update for Thunderbolt will never come in October and it’s not confirmed if it will come in November either.

[source: GBM]

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