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When will the Thunderbolt get ICS!
twaltono
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Has anyone heard when the HTC Thunderbolt is going to get ICS?

Plus a smaller extended battary?

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Re: When will the Thunderbolt get ICS!
Ann154
Expert
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twaltono wrote:

Has anyone heard when the HTC Thunderbolt is going to get ICS? It will get someday and not a minute sooner.  It is not use fretting about it.

Plus a smaller extended battary? Buy the ReZound battery. It fits.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: When will the Thunderbolt get ICS!
lemew
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I think I saw somewhere that it is to receive a modified version of ICS. One that the processor can handle no doubt. We will be lucky to see it at all.

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Re: When will the Thunderbolt get ICS!
nem0519
Member

This has to be a load of BS as ICS works fine on the DINC and it is basically the same phone with 4G. AOKP is a primary example as are many other ROMS. The real reason is they want you to buy a new phone.

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Re: When will the Thunderbolt get ICS!
lemew
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http://m.engadget.com/default/mobile/article.do?artUrl=http://www.engadget.com/updates/devices-ice-cream-sandwich/&icid=m_eng_latest_art

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Re: When will the Thunderbolt get ICS!
PJNC284
Sr. Member

Somewhere between July and August according to http://www.htc.com/www/help/android4faq/?cid=android4blog.  I'll believe it when I see it though.

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Re: When will the Thunderbolt get ICS!
Wildman
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Custom roms are usually a modified version of the original OS that the developer modified the code to be more optimized on some device but in the end because a custom rom works does not prove that the original OS will...  They are not the same, this is why the roms usually dont have all features and apps functioning.

I have not seen one custom rom with ICS that everything functions as designed...  A number of the roms dont even have full working radios.  Its like Windows 7 on a 700mhz system, you can install it but this does not mean that the OS will function correctly with the limited resources.

They didn't want to update the TB to Sense 3.0 or 3.5 because the required specs to run the UI well, so a OS that loads but crashes regularly because the device cant handle it accomplish nothing.

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Re: When will the Thunderbolt get ICS!
PJNC284
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Wildman wrote:

Custom roms are usually a modified version of the original OS that the developer modified the code to be more optimized on some device but in the end because a custom rom works does not prove that the original OS will...  They are not the same, this is why the roms usually dont have all features and apps functioning.

I have not seen one custom rom with ICS that everything functions as designed...  A number of the roms dont even have full working radios.  Its like Windows 7 on a 700mhz system, you can install it but this does not mean that the OS will function correctly with the limited resources.

Mainly because there hasn't been a leaked update.  They're basically trying to rewrite the RIL from scratch which is easier said than done.  Read somewhere where they had network data and calls working but only the testers have it.

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Wildman
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In the end this still proves that the custom Roms are not comparable to the stock OS because the developer are not releasing the original OS made by manufacturer...

The manufacturer isn't going to use the same OS that the developers release to the community's.

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Re: When will the Thunderbolt get ICS!
AZSALUKI
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here's my post from 2 hours ago. it has a link to htc's tentative schedule for all of their devices.

https://community.verizonwireless.com/message/815128#815128

edit: here's the link directly to htc:

http://www.htc.com/www/help/android4faq/?cid

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