Slowly but surely the HTC ThunderBolt is getting Android Gingerbread update. Back in late September Verizon began pushing out the 2.3 over the air update but many problems stopped them continuing and Verizon suspended the updates after a few days. The new update includes the fix for huge security flaws that were found on all Sense phones earlier.
Many delays have occurred that have prevented the first Verizon LTE smartphone from getting Gingerbread but its now arrived. Of course if you were willing to root your phone and install a custom ROM you could have Gingerbread a few months ago but if you wanted to be safe then you have been in for a long wait, stuck on Android 2.2 (Froyo), a OS over 10 months out of date. Of course as it took so long, Gingerbread is now actually a outdated version of Android now with Ice Cream Sandwich being released. And that brings the question when will Ice Cream Sandwich arrive, if ever? Considering how poor the handling of Verizon and HTC’s flagship phone it seems it will be a long way off or maybe will never get it.
Anyway, enough with the negatives, lets see what this update provides.
- New Download Manager
- Google Books
- New Power Management Options
- Better interface for desktop dock interface
- Bug with sending text messages to wrong contacts fixed
- Improved Security
- Other fixes and updates