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HTC Thunderbolt Won’t See New HTC Sense 3.0 (Updated)

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Probably not the nicest thing for me to do, right?  Put up a video at the top of the post of the new HTC Sense 3.0, a version you will never see on your brand new Thunderbolt according to the official HTC Twitter account.  Instead, they are saving it for their newer devices which have the “hardware requirements” to support its beauty.  We’re not surprised at all by this actually, and just days ago pointed out the fact that no major HTC device has had an upgrade to a newer Sense including the original EVO which is still stuck on something like 1.0.

So until the Sensation and EVO 3D are released and ripped apart for the developers in the building to port over to the Tbolt, we’ll be stuck with 2.0.  Oh, and this also means that the Incredible 2 which isn’t even out yet, will likely remain at 2.1 for its life.  

Update:  And just like that HTC has responded…

So they might bring some stuff over, although we have no idea what it will be.  Just give me that lockscreen, new notification bar with dual-tabs, and that spinny wheel homescreen look and we’re good!

Thoughts?  Do you really need that fancy lockscreen?  Sure would be nice.

Via:  Twitter, UnwiredView

  • phoneguy86

    i had the charge for a month worst phone i ever had they sent me out the thunderbolt now its amazing no problems 

  • http://www.facebook.com/JonathanLevin3 Jonathan Levin

    root it and get sense 3.5

  • BookMonster995

    Actually it is. The only thing it will not receive is the 3d specs…just like every other HTC phone that doesn’t have 3d capabilities. Maybe you should look into your facts a little bit better.

  • Junior23online

    this is not true because the new htc status P.O.S aka cha cha has sense 3.0 so thats just HTC not wanting to put it on the device 

  • Bchadwick84

    let me be honest, i bought the htc thunderbolt and have had nothing but trouble, phone locks up shuts down i have had verizon send 2 replacements still no help batt life really sucks i hate the iphone but i to be honest would rather it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1013358494 Ryan Casey

    I think it rocks!

  • BloodRomance

    HTC Thunderbolt can’t upgrade until HTC Sense 3.0 ?!

  • Kamuhl67

    has anyone heard any rumors about a new HTC phone for verizon? Im not talking about the Incredible 2 which is a good phone for normal users. Im talking about somthing like the sensation or the Evo 3D. The thunderbolt and the inc2 are virtually the same phone only one is LTE but neither are dual core and basically they both suck compared to the sensation. The thunderbolt is basically a new rebranded evo, which came out a long long time ago with a carrier most of us choose to ignore, i guess my question is will HTC give us (VZW people) a kickass new android phone or are we stuck with the bolt and inc2 (both good phones, but neither have can openers or other bells and whistles) for the next 2 years???

  • Vanilla

    Since we’re not going to get updated to Sense 3.0 and are forced into keeping old software then why not just give us OS updates that don’t have Sense at all.

  • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

    anyone complaining about the not having sense 3.0 is a baby. really people? get a life.

  • Sherman

    I own a Thunderbolt and find that HTC Sense is one of the most incredible pieces of software I have ever used.

    If you all think that getting a product like Thunderbolt to market is an easy task, you are nuts! I have great respect for HTC and so should you. They have produced products that are way ahead of the competition and while they may not be “iPhone killers,” they will certainly hurt the market share that Apple has had since the introduction of the great iPhone (and yes, we all know it is great).

    Furthermore, if we are always looking for each new product to have the absolute latest software in it, then we should also plan on NEVER buying any new product!

    …and that is my two cents.

  • http://twitter.com/amd683 AMD Dude

    ROM please

  • Antdwg67

    HTC sense Facebook page stating that 3.0 is coming soon..damn I hope this is true!!

  • Anonymous

    BSHIT…..WTF? ARE YOU KIDDING ME, MY TBOLT HAS NO LAG….IT CAN HANDLE ANYTHING YOU PUT AT IT…..FULL 3D GAMES….THE FEW ON THE MARKET, RUN SEAMLESS…SO YOU BETTER DAMWELL GIVE ME 3.0….OR A DUAL CORE ON VZW WITH LTE BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      The bolt lags at least it did for me