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HTC Thunderbolt Ice Cream Sandwich update delayed, but still coming

September 2, 2012

The HTC Thunderbolt was the world’s first handset to launch with 4G LTE support, but Verizon was not able to release it in a timely manner in early 2011, with various delays annoying potential buyers along the way.

And it looks like not even HTC can deliver when promising updates for its former flagship handset. Or is Verizon to blame again? The handset was expected to receive its Ice Cream Sandwich update by the end of August, but it looks like HTC was not able to deliver it.

Here’s a conversation from HTC’s Facebook page on the matter:

User: Well guys, today is the last day of August… Any chance of seeing ICS for the Thunderbolt today?
HTC: Hey, Paul. We’re aware we missed the deadline and know you’re looking forward to the update. We’re actively working with Verizon on ICS software for the Thunderbolt, and we’ll notify customers as soon as we have an update.

An actual release date for the Android 4.0.x update for the Thunderbolt is not available at this time, so if you’re still going to have to wait for it. Or you could always switch to a Jelly Bean-running Android handset and get it over with.