The HTC Thunderbolt update that we uncovered on Friday will be rolling out in stages starting today according to Verizon’s Support Twitter account. They would also like to remind everyone that by checking your System Updates screen over and over again will not speed up the process. When the update is pushed to your phone, you will be notified. This isn’t like Motorola’s Blur that allows you to pull updates manually.
What does this update fix? Well, afterwards you should have better 3G connectivity and your GPS updates will load much more quickly in Google Maps. The rest of the update includes bug fixes, but we’re hoping that combined, they will drastically improve natural battery life. More info here.