HTC Thunderbolt to get Android 2.3 Gingerbread update in Q2 2011

HTC Thunderbolt to get Android 2.3 Gingerbread update in Q2 2011

Froyo based HTC Thunderbolt is finally confirmed to get Android 2..3 Gingerbread soon, The device has got some Bluetooth compatibility issue since launched. HTC reps responded that the Thunderbolt will be getting an update in the second quarter of the 2011 that while not addressing the Bluetooth issue, will bring Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) to the 4G handset.

HTC Thunderbolt is the first Verizon’s 4G Android device launched reacently that features a 4/3″ screen and 768MB of RAM with 8GB of internal storage. The device powered with 1 Ghz single core processor is running on Android 2.2 Froyo now.

What it’s to note hear that Q2 is HTC’s announcement but Verizon still has to announce the time for the release of Android 2.3 Gingerbread for HTC Thunderbolt anyway. According to reports the Update will bring more advanced features to HTC Thunderbolt that includes UI refinements which promise to speed up the experience, One-touch word selection and copy/paste, Improved power management,Internet calling, better gaming performance and graphics management.

The update will also bring an open API for native audio, a new media framework fully replaces OpenCore, AAC encoding, and a host of behind the scenes network improvements. HTC Thunderbolt has been facing a poor Battery life since it ws launched, HTC has addressed the issue with an optional, rather bulky 2750 mAh battery, which hopefully will ride users throughout the day. And for another $50, it had better.

Anyway, what do you think about this update? feel free to comment below.

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    • Anonymous

      Hi Ben. Nice comment, and i also like your upcoming views about that solar charger!! Lets hope it will hit the market soon.