I had my doubts when I heard reports circulating that Verizon has finally pushed the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Thunderbolt. Surely someone is pulling our legs, again. I was able to hold this magnificent device when it was released in 2011 in my hands and almost purchased one for myself. Surely Verizon would keep this flagship phone and overall fairly nice device updated. I was wrong and glad I did not make that purchase, but it does appear an update is on the horizon for the Thunderbolt. For real!
On top of the delay, to add slight insult to insult, the upgrade will move the Thunderbolt from Gingerbread (2.3) to Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.x). This so called cutting edge device will soon be running the previous version of Android. I would have to believe that this step, if it does not break the device for a majority of devices, will be a precursor for the Jelly Bean update.
When or if the Jelly Bean update does roll out, I hope my children are able to write that story for me. I'm sure the remainder of us holding this device have long since installed after market ROM's or have crushed their devices underfoot. The users that I've known over the years have long since given up on this phone.
Are there any Thunderbolt users in our audience? Are you excited for the update? Do you think Jelly Bean will ever run on this device? Share your thoughts or your best one liners in the comments.