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Here's some news that ought to make ThunderBolt owners smile: an HTC representative reportedly told a customer that Gingerbread will be made available for Verizon's new flagship phone in - wait for it - Q2.

According to Droid Life, John (or rudyt83) emailed HTC customer support after experiencing some issues with Bluetooth on his new ThunderBolt. HTC's (rather lengthy) response included this little nugget of information:

We are excited to announce that the Thunderbolt will receive the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update in Q2 2011. Stay tuned for details as we get closer to the update availability.

The rep proceeded to list features added in Gingerbread, though the similarity to Google's own Android 2.3 changelog leads us to believe that the additions aren't specific to the ThunderBolt.

So there you have it - now all that's left are a few months of inevitable (and likely countless) release date rumors!

Source: Droid Life

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • ROCK

    WILL IT BE ABLE TO GET SKYPE N TANGO WITH THIS UPDATE OF GINGERBREAD N SAVE ON THE BATTERY ?

  • JoshL

    I'm hoping for better battery life, Netflix, and Skype.

  • Stewart

    Currently I have no Battery Issue. Just 4G and 3G network issue. HD YouTube video are excellent when I'm at home using WiFi network.

  • Stewart

    HTC E-mail me this reply to my question as to when next OS update: "Dear Stewart Young,

    Good question, Stewart! We understand how important it is to have the latest updates for your device.

    I'm happy to inform you that your phone, the HTC Thunderbolt is definately on our list to recieve the 2.3 Android OS update.
    At this time, we don't have an exact launch date. However, we estimate that it will be available in the second quarter of 2011 (anywhere from the beginning of April, to the end of June), assuming that there are no major setbacks. Once we have a better idea of when this update will be availble for your phone, we'll be sure to announce it through Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/htc) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/htc), and of course, HTC.com.

    Thank you for taking the time to contact us, Stewart.

    Sincerely,

    Megon

    HTC"

  • commentguy2010

    i bought a extended battery works great

  • http://www.ericcamil.com Eric

    There will be a custom Rom out with Gingerbread way before it gets officially released for the Thunderbolt anyway. Root now, rom later.