HTC and Verizon had started rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the first ever 4G LTE phone – the Thunderbolt nearly a month ago. However, due to some issues with the Gingerbread build, the update was pulled back.
Now, Verizon and HTC have started rolling out a new Gingerbread update for the handset. The update comes more than 8 months after Gingerbread was announced, and nearly 6 months after the Thunderbolt was released to the public.
The update also contains a new radio which fixes the 4G data stalling issue faced by most Thunderbolt users. The changes brought by the software update are mostly cosmetic, and include a new launcher app, a Download Manager app and much more.
Below is the full change-log-:
+Download Manager App
+ App and Power Management Detail
+ New Homescreen Experience
+ Full Dock Mode App
Additional features, Improvements and fixes:
+ Alarm notifications will no longer appear while in Emergency Mode.
+ Improved security features that reduce device vulnerability.
+ Improved data connectivity.
+ Improved audio quality while using Bluetooth ®.
+ Improved Bluetooth security.
+ Decreased wait time when saving audio attachments.
+ Resolved issue with basic voicemail notification.
+ V CAST Tones now comes preloaded.
+ New Google Books app.
+ Enhanced UI for data roaming.
+ Resolved issue with SMS messages being sent to incorrect recipient
on rare occasions.
+ Reduced Force Close errors while using TuneWiki.
+ Reduced Force Close errors when using the front camera.
+ Resolved issue with audio reroute to phone while on Bluetooth
Verizon is already pushing the update to all Thunderbolt owners, and its just a matter of days before it hits your phone. Users can also manually pull the update by going to Settings->About Phone->Software Updates, and selecting the ‘Check for Updates’ option.