Your day has finally come, HTC ThunderBolt owners! After revealing the details of the TBolt's Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update last week, it appears that Verizon has now started pushing the new software to devices in the wild. Several XDA-developers forum members are reporting that they've gotten the ICS update, which comes in at a beefy 395.6MB in size and brings with it goodies like HTC Sense 3.6, Face Unlock, a new home screen Launch Bar and improved device stability. The full changelog is available at the bottom of this post.
The HTC ThunderBolt launched nearly two years ago as Verizon's first 4G LTE smartphone, meaning that if handsets could age like people, the TBolt would have gray hair and would be using its kickstand as a walking cane at this point. That's why it's good to see the TBolt finally getting a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. As I mentioned before, this may not be Google's latest dessert, but it's certainly a step up from Android 2.3 Gingerbread and ought to be a nice upgrade for anyone that's still living with the ThunderBolt as their daily driver. If that's you, head on into Settings > Software update > Check new to see if you've got an Ice Cream Sandwich waiting for you.
UPDATE: Verizon has confirmed that the ThunderBolt's ICS update starts going out today, Feb. 5, and that it'll be rolling out in phases.
LOCK SCREEN NOTIFICATIONS
Additional updates to this software upgrade include: