HTC Thunderbolt: Official Gingerbread download – Release date update

By Alan Ng - Sep 27, 2011

We have some good news for those of you who are still holding out for an official Gingerbread update for the HTC Thunderbolt. Remember when HTC said that the update would be coming sometime during September? Well according to the company, it still is despite the fact that we’re almost at the end of September.

Obviously, there are a fair few of you who are getting increasingly frustrated at the lack of news from Verizon and HTC regarding the official update, especially for consumers who continue to hold out for an ‘official’ update as opposed to getting a custom version of Gingerbread which let’s face it isn’t exactly hard to do these days.

A Thunderbolt owner recently took to Twitter to query HTC on the delay and the user received this response from HTC in reply: ”Sorry about that. It’s scheduled for later this month. Very soon.” Considering that it is now September 27 at the time of writing, HTC only has a few days left to comply with their promise.

Is that Twitter reply a load of nonsence or are they actually planning to release Gingerbread this week? If the information proves to be correct, we have a feeling that Gingerbread may be out this Friday, just in time for the weekend as updates usually tend to fall on Fridays to follow similar trends with previous updates.

Are you growing tired for this official update for what is now basically an aged handset? We’re willing to bet that most of you have already decided to pick up the elusive Nexus Prime handset, maybe some even in protest of HTC’s continued methods. If you still have a Thunderbolt and have been waiting for the update for months, give us your say on the drama – are you confident it will drop this week or have you heard it all before?

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