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Tango Update Includes Mention of Thunderbolt Gingerbread

We now know that Gingerbread (Android 2.3) is up next for the Thunderbolt after receiving word from HTC support reps, but there is still no telling when it’ll arrive.  We were previously told to expect it by the end of Q2 (which is Thursday), however, that seems sort of unlikely unless we see an intensive last minute push.  The folks over at Tango certainly seem to think it should be here any day though.  In a recent update to the app that went live over the weekend, they fixed bugs that were preventing their video chatting app on the Tbolt after flashing 2.3 to it.

So is this a pretty good sign that we should be seeing it any day, now?  If you look at past market boo-boos, like this one that outed Android 3.1 just days before it was released, I’d sure say so.  Usually when developers get a hold of unreleased builds and start tossing out updates for them, we get a little giddy.

Cheers Adam and Vincent!

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  • Tommy

    Once again, I’m not holding my breath. lol.

  • Anonymous

    You have to remember that many/most devolopers are aware many people have gingerbread on device that “don’t have gingerbread yet” I remember back when froyo came out you had to trick the market into thinking you where either a nexus one on froyo or a droid on eclair for you to get some apps because droids on 2.2 didn’t “exist” yet… that isn’t necessary anymore…

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  • SpikedRed

    HOT DAMN!  I know someone said this in the HTC/Gingerbread comment, but I REALLY LOVE YOU GUYS on the reporting of the Thunderbolt news!  You’re the first to come out with it and your information seems to be SPOT ON!  Love it!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Well, I hope it comes soon so it can fix these problems that I am having:
    Random reboots and total shut downs sometimes.
    Battery life (I get about 4-6 hours stand-by) with 4G on – sucks
    Video recording – sometimes sound records sometimes nothing!
    Pictures – taking pictures the camera constantly focuses and sometimes the picture is in focus sometimes not.
    GPS lock on – take over two minutes sometimes – frustrating when you want to use Navigation.

    I think in December I’ll be going with the SGSII – I pray it comes to Verizon and glad I went with the one year plan!  Feeew!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AOFZNUYIFIO2XBZ7RLBX7IZUAU ArturoB

    Does this mean I should install the earlier software update?  I heard that there were so many problems I rejected it, but if it will be necessary for GB I should probably bite the bullet?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    I’d say the Gingerbread update will probably come out sometime around July 7th when the free mobile hotspot ends.

  • http://steamcommunity.com/id/cypherx82 cypherx82

    HTC has been really good recently, especially with their decision to unlock bootloaders.

    Too bad I may have to jump ship to the SGSII.

    • Anonymous

      I love my T-Bolt but I agree… The SGSII may be too good to resist!

      Assuming it is 4g

  • d-roids

    i have to admit, HTC has really made a great effort listening to customers and not leaving them in the dust when it comes to staying up to date with their updates. i know they are better at it than the other big android companies but wow they’re really coming on strong.

    • Jeremy Gentry

      Especially with the open bootloader policy! :D

  • tjhrulz

    I think it may have been just a miss reference as in the 2.3 was intended just for the Inc S, kind of like the sentence: Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg address while on his way to Gettysburg on a napkin. Makes it sound like he rode to Gettysburg on a napkin, when really we are just referencing the wrong thing. 

    I am hoping I am wrong because my mom just got this phone 

  • http://jaxidian.myopenid.com/ Jaxidian

    Why is this surprising that they’ve made it work with GB Tbolt and how does this mean that there’ll be an OTA very soon? There’s been a GB leak out for like a month, plus there’s CM7 and OMFGB, not to mention incredibly pre-release versions of MIUI. Again, why are you coming to this conclusion?

  • Jeremy Gentry

    i’m highly doubtful since release dates are NEVER accurate. i remember how long it took to get “cut the rope” on android you guys did a coming soon story like what 5-6 months ago? :P

    • Guest

      Cut the Rope was worth the wait and is totally awesome on Android IMO.

      • Jeremy Gentry

        oh i totally agree! was just thrown by the “coming soon” comment is all

  • Purple_duckk

    I am torn on this.  I REALLY want Gingerbread on my Tbolt since I had it on my D1 months ago and having an official build to work from CM7 should be a walk in the park once it gets released.  Having a de-sense and de-bloated 4g phone that is capable of tethering at will is about the most perfect phone I could ask for.

    On the other hand I will lose a bet if it releases before the end of Q2.  Some come on release July 1st!  Best of both worlds.

  • http://twitter.com/nashmax73 TomAss (TA)

    Color me giddy!   C’mon grape vine, don’t let me down (again)….

  • Ace87

    That is a perfect change log. Detailed descriptions of what changed and the reasons for new permissions. I wish every developer did that.

  • Ace87

    Hoping for a Thursday update!

  • Anonymous

    Still no new builds for Thunderbolt GB leaked since the first “alpha” over a month ago.

    • tjhrulz

      There were several kernel leaks 

      • Anonymous

        What kernels? There hasn’t been a single RUU leak since the first alpha build. There have been a few radios but lately have been Froyo based.

        • tjhrulz

          My bad I typed the wrong word I intended to say radios

  • Rick

    At least with this update from Tango, they fix the audio on the Droid Charge.