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Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by dzone67, Aug 14, 2011.

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    Once we get Gingerbread if we even get Gingerbread -_-", you guys think Verizon/HTC will throw in the towel on this phone? Feels like they already have. Share your thoughts :)

    Loud roared the dreadful Thunder!!!!!
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    Wouldn't really matter to me if they did or not personally, as long as the development community doesn't, I'm good :)

    This thread has been Thunder struck!!
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    Hey wutz up, DD! Never got to say thanks for the Pandora ha. I agree although I still haven't rooted ha xD

    Loud roared the dreadful Thunder!!!!!
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    yeah it will probably get pushed out of the way. we will probably get 2.3.4 in the next month or so then that will be it. ICS comes out at the end of the year, that is almost a year into the TB's release and usually phones get canned after that long. even if we did get ICS from HTC/verizon it wont be until mid 2012 which IMO is just way to late for this phone to get such a huge update.

    but i think ICS will come via the developer community.
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    It will get Gingerbread, but yes I think that will be it, if the Vigor is to be believed.
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    Well the original Incredible looks like it will be getting Gingerbread so I see no reason why the TBolt wouldn't get ICS next year, although well down the line. HTC knows that keeping current customers happy will make them more likely to stay with HTC for their next upgrade. This is something that Samsung hasn't learned yet.
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    ^ yeah that

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    HTC and Verizon are both part of the group that pledged to support all handsets for 18 months after release with updates as long as they can handle them. So the Thunderbolt should get updated to ICS as long as it can run it.
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    Does it really matter when they can give us typical bull that it can't? For example, HTC Thunderbolt doesn't have Sense 3.0, yet developers got a hold of it. Why is that the we can't get it from Big Red or HTC itself? They just keep us coming back.

    Loud roared the dreadful Thunder!!!!!
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    As long as I get a stock android ics rom, I don't care

    Sent from my cyanobolt
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    In no way is this device abandoned. I don't understand why this always comes up with a phone a couple months after release.
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    I saw a commercial for it the other day. First time in a while that I saw one for it.

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    Was it the HTC company commercial in which they show an HTC Thunderbolt using Skype front camera -_-*, or the Thunderbolt itself?

    Loud roared the dreadful Thunder!!!!!
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    Nope, not HTC... For actual Thunderbolt. I saw it again last night... After I posted this message.

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    I've seen the new commercials too. My guess is that Verizon is trying to market it hard now so they can sell as many more as possible before the Bionic, Galaxy II and Vigor come out. Once those big boys come out to play they'll have to lower the TBolt price significantly.
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    So whats the rumor for the next Gingerbread update?

    Loud roared the dreadful Thunder!!!!!
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    You guys didn't get gingerbread yet? Crazy, my inc 2 has had it forever. I have a feeling they are struggling with battery life. Gingerbread is slightly more taxing on the battery, and we all know the thunderbolt doesn't really have any to spare. It is that or lte. Do any lte phones have gingerbread yet?

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    Mods please close this thread. Its turning into a when-is-gingerbread-being-released thread

    sent from a 1.5ghz-Cyanogen 'Bolt
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    Waiting for the Vigor...
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    Really? I'm looking to buy the TBolt now that the Bionic is MAP'd at $299 and the lack of support by HTC is scary.
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    i guess it could be getting close to EOL status, but i still think we will be getting gingerbread. there have been 2 "official" GB builds leaked in the last few days.
    dont worry, and IMO, even with the terrible battery life, the Thunderbolt is still the best 4G phone on verizon. the revolution is just terrible IMO, and the Charge is just a fascinate with a bigger screen.

    with the developer following for the TB, this thing should stay current well into 2012. i have confidence we will get IceCreamSandwich some time. especially if HTC unlocks the bootloader for us.

    either way, even with a basic GB ROM that is flashable right now (for unrooted users as well) this phone flies, and with a $10 extra battery, i can easily go all day long with this phone.