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Thunderbolt Gingerbread Update Coming June 30, Includes Skype and GTalk with Video? (Updated)

Update:  Sounds like the majority of folks think these are fake.  What grabbed my attention about this story though, was the June 30 release day that also came with their report – we heard the same exact date, but from a very trusted source.  Pics do indeed appear to be fake or at the very least, poorly put together.  Stay tuned…

This couldn’t have popped up at a better time from our friends over at Android and Me – we received the exact same tip last night, although their visual evidence is a lot prettier.  According to friends of ours at Verizon, the HTC Thunderbolt could start to receive Gingerbread (Android 2.3.4) by June 30 and it will include Skype with Video.  Yep, the same Skype that seems to have disappeared from the world even though there have been working versions floating around behind the scenes for months.

Verizon and HTC may not be stopping there with video chatting applications though – the internal documents that have been leaked mention that Gtalk with Video will be added as well.  As many of you know, the video side of GTalk has only been available (officially) to the Nexus S, so we’re a little surprised to see the Tbolt get it next but won’t be complaining.

The phone could also be upgraded to Sense 2.1, which is not the fancy new version that we are seeing on the Sensation and EVO 3D, but does include some additional features that really round out the skin.

Pretty big news on a Saturday.  I guess we’ll all stop worrying about that MR2 update?  

Via:  Android and Me

  • Ashique Zakariyya

    get working update from here, checked and verified!!


  • Lausangio

    Anyone else get no update

  • Mike

    Yup 30th is done and well still no update maybe in July let’s help

  • Michael

    Well its the end of the 30th and no update… WTF.

    • guest

      bought a new thunderbolt from Verizon on July 3rd, still no GB update.

  • iHaTeYoUvErIzOn

    wtf verizon.. this is a bunch of crap. losers. june 30th whatever..

  • Annnnnd there we go. told you guys not a cold chance in hell we get a GB update, especially not 2.3.4, I told you VZW doesnt care about this phone or its unfortunate purchasers.

  • Torma616

    Well Verizon? Its June 30th…

  • Talked with tech support today and was told that MR2 was coming at the end of June. Doubt it will be a Gingerbread update. I have the leaked MR2 installed and I’m still getting random reboots. The Thunderbolt is so damn depressing for me. Nothing but issues for me. Customer service said they would get me a new phone if I was continuing to be disappointed. How is the Incredible 2? I know it’s not 4G but I wonder if I could still keep that plan and just use the 3G???

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  • Todd

    How many of you have the extended battery? I have it, and I still have to charge almost every night. I am not rooted (its a work phone, and I don’t want to take any chances on voiding the warranty). I’m still waiting for someone to come out with a cover for the extended battery (and not one that they just cut the back off of a regular cover).

  • Todd

    How many of you have the extended battery? I have it, and I still have to charge almost every night. I am not rooted (its a work phone, and I don’t want to take any chances on voiding the warranty). I’m still waiting for someone to come out with a cover for the extended battery (and not one that they just cut the back off of a regular cover).

  • Magman117

    Looks like B.S. but I hope it’s real.
    P.S. Where is my Netflix!!!!!

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  • Pauly814

    wonder if battery life will be improved??

  • Anonymous


  • Serpico

    Please include 4G/3G throttling and battery tuning. For instance: Only fire up 4G when 3G thresholds exceeded. Step down BG processes to relieve battery stress, etc.

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  • While this appears to be (yet another) hoax, I still cling to hope for Gingerbread OTA update!

    / all day sucker

  • Cb2000a

    My EVO 3d is on order. Goodbye Verizon…I have many friends with Sprint here and they are very happy with the service.  Ironic that the two least providers have the best phones.

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  • I talked to my buddy who works for Verizon. He says he’s heard about this, but he thinks HTC might be dragging their feet on it.

  • Anonymous


  • If this comes true, it would make the thunderbolt the best Verizon LTE device currently available. Sadly, these things are easily faked, and to those of us with Thunderbolts praying to come on here and read this kind of thing it is a pretty sick joke. *crosses fingers for being real with shitty spelling from verizon* 

  • Mdburton11

    I had 11 reboots 2 days ago

    • Anonymous

      I had 11 reboots, today

  • I’ll believe it when I see it !!!! They should also release an app to delete all the unwanted pre loaded apps on the TBolt.
    along with all the bloatwear.

    • Chris Mulliner

      Heh, Learn to root? ;D Need help with that?

      • Solarix

        You shouldn’t have to void your warranty to remove programs not critical to the OS

  • Dre

    I guess I’m fortunate too, cause I maybe have had like 5 reboots since the update. My GPS is the only thing that sucks but I can manage just fine without it being pin point accurate. 4G goes in and out every now and then but I’m hearing the Charge does the same thing when connecting to the browser or market too. Oh well, I’m still happy with the phone for the most part. I keep my 4G off until I need to download something. This makes my battery last about 12-14 hours.  

  • Marcusrussell547

    The only issue with my tb is the gps takes for ever when using googke nav. Other than that im good mabey all u problem havers have rooted your phone

  • If only this were true…..   [sigh]

  • Iwontraceyou

    I’ve owned the Droid 1, Droid Incredible, Droid X and now the Thunderbolt. That being said it’s the best Android device that I’ve ever used (results obviously may vary). But of course I had to root it, Install Das BAMF pr 4 with Gingerbread (2.3.4) and Sense 3.0. It runs great now and I’m waiting for the next big thing while I wait. (Netflix and GTalk w/video work for me) Yes the battery sucks and yes they rushed the phone to market. But then again it’s not like the masses weren’t clamoring for it. HTC and BIG RED. You knew what you were getting yourself into.

    • Dean2359

      I agree with you,how did you get the 3.0?

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