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The 10 worst Android phones of all time

We thought it’d be fun to think about what the worst Android phones have been so far. My colleagues and I have had a fun time putting this list together and talking about what awarded each device’s spot in this list. Come check out some of the worst Android phones of all time!

HTC employee: “sorry about the Thunderbolt”

The HTC Thunderbolt was a very exciting phone back when it first launched, but that excitement fizzled when putrid battery life and other experience-breaking bugs began to rear their ugly faces. Now, an HTC employee wants to apologize for it all.

[Update] HTC Thunderbolt Ice Cream Sandwich update starting to roll out

It’s been a long time coming, folks, but Verizon’s eldest 4G LTE phone is finally receiving a healthy helping of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Signs of the update’s arrival have graced several corners of the interwebz for months in the form of leaked ROMs, but without word from Verizon or HTC we were beginning […]

Pigs fly as Verizon readies Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for the HTC Thunderbolt

This is probably the last thing I’d have ever expected to see in the news wire today. The HTC Thunderbolt is coming up on its two-year anniversary, and we figured the device had simply been abandoned by Verizon. It was the first 4G LTE phone, sure, but its launch was plagued by poor battery life […]

Ice Cream Sandwich for the HTC Thunderbolt coming ‘soon’

HTC Thunderbolt owners hoping for an Ice Cream Sandwich treat to relieve the dog days of summer were sorely disappointed when the update missed its targeted August release date. Even worse, it seemed all signs were pointing towards a future without Android 4.0 for the aging Verizon handset. But wait just a minute, HTC has […]

LiquidSmooth ICS milestone comes to the HTC Thunderbolt

While the HTC Thunberbolt may be getting the unfortunate shaft when it comes to an official Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, the development community always has your back. LiquidSmooth ICS, an AOSP-based ROM with a lot of great tweaks, customization and features, has finally been made available for Verizon’s first 4G LTE device. This is being […]

HTC Thunderbolt misses promised Android 4.0 update, still coming

HTC Thunderbolt users must have been pretty ecstatic upon finding out the first Verizon 4G LTE phone would get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) by the end of August. Such excitement quickly started fading as we started reaching the end of the month, though. And doubt turned into anger when the month […]

Official Ice Cream Sandwich ROM For HTC Thunderbolt Leaked And Ready For Download

HTC Thunderbolt users are in for a treat today after a leaked official build of their upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich update was leaked onto Team BAMF’s forums. Build number 7.00.605.2 takes the Thunderbolt’s firmware up to Android 4.0.3 and brings Sense 3.6 along for the ride. This is a completely stock ROM with a little […]

HTC: we haven’t forgotten about the HTC Thunderbolt [Ice Cream Sandwich]

HTC originally promised Ice Cream Sandwich would be going out to the HTC Thunderbolt months ago, but things have been a bit quiet since then. Verizon customers were getting worried that it might have received HTC Desire HD treatment (in that HTC would eventually go back on their plans to release Ice Cream Sandwich for […]

HTC releases Android 4.0 update timeline, announced devices to receive ICS by August

HTC has released a detailed roadmap for devices receiving the update to Android 4.0. All phones slates to be upgraded are scheduled to receive Ice Cream Sandwich by August. Most devices, including the HTC Rezound, HTC EVO 3D, and HTC Desire S should see the update by July, while others including the HTC Thunderbolt and […]

HTC Thunderbolt update 2.11.605.19 prepped, Verizon posts changelog

Verizon has posted the changelog for a new update to the HTC Thunderbolt. The latest software, which leaked within the past few weeks, will bring the Thunderbolt to build number 2.11.605.19 and will resolve some existing connectivity issues as well as enhance the default mail app and enhance VPN functionality. As far as we know, […]

Update leaks for Verizon’s HTC Thunderbolt, brings bug fixes but no Android 4.0

A new update appears to be in the works for Verizon’s HTC Thunderbolt, if a recent leak is any indication. AndroidPolice¬†scooped the new software build that will bring the Thunderbolt’s software build number to 2.11.605.19. While the software stays on on Gingerbread (Android 2.3.4) and Sense 2.1, it offers several bug fixes including Mobile Hotspot […]

HTC Thunderbolt turns 1 year old today; do you still have the first US 4G LTE device?

As I sit here with my beat down HTC Thunderbolt, I can’t help but to think of how much 4G LTE devices have improved. On this date, a year ago, the first US 4G LTE smartphone (out of the major carriers) was released, and its age is showing. We have gone a long ways since […]

Verizon releases list of devices to receive Ice Cream Sandwich update

Verizon knows the die-hard Android fans out there can’t wait to get their hands on Android 4.0. They aren’t spilling the beans on when to expect Ice Cream Sandwich updates to start rolling out, but they are doing the next best thing by releasing a list of devices confirmed to receive the latest version of […]

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 […]