Android Gingerbread To Play Nice On HTC Thunderbolt By Summer
There seems to be quite a few Android Gingerbread rumours floating around lately and it would appear that the latest is that the HTC Thunderbolt 4G will gain Android 2.3 Gingerbread sometime in the summer.
According to an article over on Android Community, the news of Gingerbread coming out to play on the HTC Thunderbolt came by way of a Thunderbolt user who was troubleshooting a Bluetooth compatibility issue and apparently received an email from an HTC rep.
Apparently the HTC rep emailed that the HTC Thunderbolt would see an update in Q2 that would deliver Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Verizon’s 4G enabled smartphone.
Here’s what was apparently said in the email…” We are excited to announce that the Thunderbolt will receive the Gingerbread update in Q2 2011. Stay tuned for details as we get closer to the update availability.”
However, the word is that Q2 upgrade date is the HTC schedule, but Verizon will need to clear the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update before it is rolled out to the HTC Thunderbolt.
Word has if several refinements will be included with Gingerbread for the Thunderbolt including copy and paste, improved user interface, improved power management, single touch word selection, better graphics management and gaming performance, new media framework, and an open API for native audio along with numerous behind the scenes improvements.
So if all holds true then the HTC Thunderbolt should be playing nice with Android 2.3 Gingerbread sometime summertime, does this make Thunderbolt users overjoyed?