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HTC Thunderbolt Begins Android 4.0 Testing – Can Almost Taste That Sweet Ice Cream Already

With Mobile World Congress behind us and the HTC One series of devices stealing the show, many HTC customers were left drooling over the new version of Sense and Android 4.0 that came along with it. Well, if you’re currently still holding onto your aging HTC Thunderbolt, we may have some good news that will breathe new life into the device.

It appears that HTC has begun the testing phase for getting Ice Cream Sandwich onto the device, sending out emails looking for testers of the software as leaked by VZBuzz. Keeping true to their word, HTC has not forgotten the Thunderbolt and even though the device might not have the latest dual-core specs, it’s nice to see the device hasn’t been abandoned by it’s parent.

It’s still unclear if the Thunderbolt will be receiving the all new Sense 4.0 as found on the HTC One X and One S — or the slightly toned down Sense 3.6 as found on the HTC One V. We’re guessing the latter. Has anyone else received one of these emails?

Continue reading on the HTC Thunderbolt forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • Patrick Washington

    I believe HTC has already stated that all current devices will be getting Sense 3.6 due to the hardware in the camera. Sense 4.0 will only “officially” come to new phones, however I am 100% sure that “unofficially” it will be on the majority of current devices thanks to the likes of XDA.

    And I know that because I have tested it out on my 3D. lol

    • TheWenger

      Sense 3.6 but based on Android 4.0?

      • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

        Correct.

        • sonofLA

          That’s weird.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527208710 John Kowalski

            Why? Sense and Android are completely different things. Their version numbers don’t have to match up.

          • https://openid.aol.com/opaque/fd6cdeba-3264-11e1-bc45-000bcdca4d7a ingua2

            true.. camera is camera is camera.   As it stands, they build Sense per phone, just as they do with Android, to make sure the hardware works with the OS.   Rezound’s camera is updated enough to where it should work.  Hell, my Liquid OG Droid has more camera options than stock Tbolt Sense and it’s a hella old camera.

  • Robert Manser

    I heard that this was a fake I hope not but knowing Verizon its probably not true.

  • http://twitter.com/init_dot_t Trevor Vass

    Just when I thought I would start looking to replace my TB this pops up!

  • 9host99

    Tbolt or GTFO

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Wilson/1491637008 Scott Wilson

     Dinc 2 getting closer!!!

    • G.A.22

      YES!!!!!! :D for incredible 2!!!

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      HTC Rezound says hello.

  • http://www.advocare.com/09033848 gloriousnumber1

    Rezound love please!

  • Austintech

    Sweet heavens! Hopefully the testing goes well and fast. This type of updating will keep me loyal to the brand for sure. Thanks HTC!

  • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

    Thunderbolt with ICS will be a beast.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527208710 John Kowalski

    Thunderbolt came out a full year after the Desire.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527208710 John Kowalski

    unless you meant the desire S, which is supposed to get ICS.

  • REVS

    so mt4g should get it too 

  • http://www.teamphones.com/tag/redsnow redsnow

    thats very hot and impressive

  • 84guy

    tbolt is only 1 year old with an qualcomm s2 and the desire is almost 2 years old with a qualcomm s1

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517494463 Shawn Gendreau

    lol… my “aging” thunderbolt. Totally, I bought it last March. Now my shit is already discontinued by Verizon. Does anyone else see a pretty favorable bias toward Motorola ‘Droid’ handsets?