1. mrtonk's Avatar
    I saw this pop up on my Google News page.

    HTC Thunderbolt users finally get confirmation on Android Ice Cream Sandwich | Technology Bloom News

    Not good news. I posted on the HTC Facebook page and I am waiting for an answer.
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    12-13-2012 04:04 PM
  2. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    Saw this coming months ago. It is not smart from a business perspective to support your customers when supporting their devices means less new phone purchases.

    It's all about that $$$$.
    12-13-2012 04:47 PM
  3. Eric The Duke's Avatar
    The source of that article seems a little suspect. If this is indeed to truth, I'll wait to hear it from one of the major news sites.
    12-13-2012 06:04 PM
  4. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    It wouldn't surprise me if it's true. Myself, I've always been highly skeptical of how well the Thunderbolt may perform on ICS. Newer software does not always perform well on older hardware; something I've seen and experienced many times over the years in the IT (Information Technology) field.

    GottaBeMobile posted the HTC rep's response in its entirety (link here)


    Thank you for contacting HTC. I understand you are wanting the update for the Thunderbolt and will be more than happy to provide you with the appropriate information on why your device has not been updated. The reason the Thunderbolt never received ICS is because when we tested the software on one of our Thunderbolts, the phone was bogged down and started running a lot slower. Verizon decided that the phone functioned better without the ICS update.

    I apologize for any inconvenience this causes you XXXXXXXXX. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to send us another email or give us a call between the hours of 6 AM and 1 AM EST at 1-866-449-8358. Thank you for being a valued member of the HTC community and I hope you have a wonderful week!

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    12-13-2012 06:59 PM
  5. firepsych's Avatar
    I Tweeted to @vzwsupport. This was their response.

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    12-13-2012 07:26 PM
  6. thundersome's Avatar
    Of course it's dead. HTC is incompetent and Verizon could not care less about you as a customer after you sign that contract. Merry Christmas.
    12-14-2012 12:42 AM
  7. viper31573's Avatar
    I'm running ics and my tbolt isn't bogged down or slow

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    12-14-2012 08:12 PM
  8. F350-6's Avatar
    Saw this coming months ago. It is not smart from a business perspective to support your customers when supporting their devices means less new phone purchases.

    It's all about that $$$$.
    On the other hand, from a business perspective, one could argue it's not smart to not support your customers since that could lead to less new phone purchases (from said business).

    Semper Fi
    12-14-2012 08:56 PM
  9. N2myN2's Avatar
    ICS for the TB is dead. Move on.
    12-15-2012 07:24 PM
  10. Eric The Duke's Avatar
    ICS for the TB is dead. Move on.
    Well since you said so I guess now I will move on.
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    12-15-2012 09:45 PM
  11. chuckh0308's Avatar
    But Verizon has ways of making it slow.
    12-16-2012 01:22 AM
  12. willdogs's Avatar
    Verizon is just waiting until

    1) People forget about the ICS update for the TB
    2) Those who have the ability to, end up rooting their phones and getting ICS another way
    3) Current TB owners' contract is up and they will entice you to get something newer.

    Its just a watiing game. ICS is never coming, they just sting all current owners along until they have a new shiny phone.

    You have to remember that 95% of TB owners don't even know what ICS is and could care less. Their phone works and thats all they care about until the next phone comes along. There is only a small group of "phone enthusiasts" who are waiting for ICS and verizon is just waiting it out until the noise dies down.

    The phone is too "old" by now for Verizon to care or even assign resources to ICS for the TB. They have shelved the updated until "whenever they get around to it"... In essence it is vaporware. They wont cancel the update, they will just let the thought of ICS on the TB die a slow death. eventually the relatively few TB owners waiting for an ICS update will give up when they move on to their shiny new Quad core phone..
    12-16-2012 12:09 PM
  13. Treknologist's Avatar
    Well, at this point I may just wait until my contract is up and get a new phone (in March). Most likely I'll go to an N4 and leave Verizion behind. Once the contract is up, I'll more than likely root the TBolt, install ICS, and just use the phone as an MP3 player and gaming device. IF the official update does make it through, though, I will welcome it.
    12-17-2012 10:36 AM
  14. Spacemaker24's Avatar
    ICS for the TB is dead. Move on.

    Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt using Tapatalk 2
    02-05-2013 06:11 PM
  15. backinblack36's Avatar
    Well if it is dead, why did I get it pushed to me at 4:29 this morning? Been messing with is for a couple of hours and don't see anything bogging it down yet.
    02-09-2013 09:07 AM

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