HTC Thunderbolt OTA Update: No LTE Fix
For those HTC Thunderbolt users out there on Verizon the long waited for the OTA firmware update has finally arrived. Although there is still no LTE fix.
On May 6, I did an article entitled ‘HTC Thunderbolt Update on Verizon Coming Soon’, which related a ‘COMING SOON’ message that appeared on the support page of the HTC Thunderbolt smartphone after Verizon had delayed the update roll-out — see article here.
Well you will be please to know that you can now grab the update through a manual download, as advised in a Verizon (PDF). Information on the update, which is supposed to fix some of the connectivity issues that some users have been experiencing, comes to us via the guys at Engadget.
The new software update is also expected to speed up GPS updates for Google Maps and VZ Navigator, stabilize data-dependent apps and fix a few small messaging glitches. However, with an upside, there is always a downside and on this occasion that is, the update is only for 3G.
We are glad that the wait is finally over for those HTC Thunderbolt owners awaiting the update, but surely, it would not have hurt Verizon to sort out LTE also. Who knows we may see another update ‘coming soon’ for the LTE fix — I don’t think so, not if the delay to this update is anything to go by. If you have updated your Thunderbolt, please let us know what you think — was it worth the wait?