The HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon is one hot phone. It’s the fastest Android device you can grab today, running on Verizon’s blazing 4G LTE network, and its hardware components are as modern as they come. Perhaps the only downside, and it’s a huge one, is its poor battery life. Cross your fingers that coming updates will fix that, or at least give users the option to toggle between 3G and 4G when they need to.
On May 3, Verizon is releasing an update that will likely roll out to devices, but it seems you’ll be able to manually download it, too. It is build number 1.13.605.7 and baseband 1.16.00.0402w_1. The update page says that “Verizon Wireless and HTC encourage you to download this update.”
Here’s a list of the fixes and features:
- Enhance data connectivity when accessing the Verizon 3G network
- SMS and MMS messages are stored properly in the Messaging Application (Inbox, Sent, etc.)
- Timing for device activation has been improved
- “Backup Assistant” is correctly displayed in the Application menu.
- Stability improvements for data centric applications such as Facebook, KAYAK, Yahoo! Mail, My Verizon and more.
- Accurate location is displayed when accessing the Weather Widget.
- Quickly load GPS updates for Google Maps and VZ Navigator.
We’re sure there are a number of other fixes and performance enhancements included, but we’ll have to wait and see what they are when the update does arrive. For more info, including how to update your device once the firmware is ready, see the link below.
[Via: Verizon Wireless]