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Verizon’s HTC Thunderbolt Gets Update, But it’s Not Gingerbread

With the end of the week upon us, we have some last minute Android update news involving  one of the more popular handsets on market.  A new update is available for Verizon’s HTC Thunderbolt owners, and no, it isn’t Gingerbread unfortunately.

thunderbolt update

Verizon Wireless has issued an important maintenance update for the high-end HTC Thunderbolt.  I know a lot of users are waiting patiently for the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, but Verizon and HTC seem to have other plans at the moment.  This update isn’t all bad, it actually squashes some very annoying bugs that users are reporting.  Most importantly the random reboot issue, which is biggest bug that is corrected with this update.

Build Number: 1.70.605.0 Baseband: 1.39.00.0613w, 0.01.69.0613w_1 for the Thunderbolt also adds some new features and enhancements.

  • Improved data connectivity
  • Enhanced Call History view
  • Improved app menu layout
  • Preloaded My Verizon, V CAST Music and V CAST Videos
  • People search function enabled

The only downside to this update is Verizon has disabled the free mobile hotspot feature, which isn’t a real shocker.  The mobile hotspot app was only temporary promo that was given to the new 4G LTE based smartphones.

The update is free and is available for download now at Verizon’s support site.

via Verizon

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