HTC and Verizon have started rolling out a new software update for their first ever 4G LTE capable smartphone the Thunderbolt. No, this is not the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, which Thunderbolt owners are expecting.
Instead, this OTA update is aimed at improving the 4G connectivity issues along with the random reboot issue, from which most of the Thunderbolt owners suffer. The OTA update carries the version number 1.70.605.0, and weighs in at 74MB.
Below is the official change-log of the update from Verizon :
- Improved data connectivity.
- Enhanced Call History view.
- Reduced number of device power cycles and resets.
- Improved Bluetooth ® Discovery Mode pop-up window.
- View App Menu in tabbed layout.
- People search function enabled.
- Backup Assistant has been added to the All Apps menu.
- Preloaded My Verizon, V CAST Music and V CAST Videos.
- Desktop cradle App is now available, showing clock in landscape mode.
- NY Times site has been added into the browser bookmarks.
HTC Thunderbolt owners can already download and install the update on their phone. To do so, go to Settings-> About Phone-> Software Update, and select the Check for updates option. The handset will then automatically download and install the update.