Whoops, HTC promised updates to Android 4.04 Ice Cream Sandwich by the end of August and owners are losing their patience.
HTC via its Facebook page told HTC ThunderBolt owners:
"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."
The Droid Incredible 2 was also supposed to get the 4.0 ICS update in August. Questions from Facebook users asking about the Droid Incredible were answered with the exact same aforementioned statement.
Formerly via Facebook HTC posted, " We're still shooting to have ICS updates out to all announced devices by the end of this month, Jim."
Verizon Wireless, in general takes it's time sending out updates because it tests updates over and over again. Verizon typically starts the rollout of an update on a Tuesday and increases the OTA update on Thursday with a full blow release over the weekend.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich adds some features such as Android Beam, Face Unlock, a new UI, voice-to-text and improved camera (see all features and video). The update also includes an upgrade of HTC Sense to 3.6.
The update process has been very slow, with customers complaining with no recourse.
There is hope because leaked versions of the update have appeared suggesting that HTC is working on the update, it's just not done, yet.
FYI: We just noticed today that HTC is enabling owners of the HTC ThunderBolt and Droid Incredible 1/2 to unlock their phones with the HTC unlock tool.