Verizon Wireless announced on Wednesday that it is beginning to issue an Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update to its HTC ThunderBolt customers. In addition to bringing the device from Android 2.2 (Froyo) to Android 2.3, the update will add a new Download Manager application, app and power management tools, a refreshed home screen with new widgets and icons, and a dock mode app. Verizon Wireless also said the software should fix a number of minor bugs. Hit the break for the change log.
Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a new software update, Build Number: 2.11.605.5; Baseband: 1.48.00.0906w_1, 0.01.78.0906w_2, for your ThunderBoltTM by HTC. This update provides several improvements for your device, as well as upgrading to the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System (OS).
Verizon Wireless and htC encourage you to download this update. enhancements:
+ Download Manager App: New App to manage all of your downloads from web browsing, and other apps.
+ App and Power Management Details:
Under Manage Applications, a new “Running” tab displays a list of active applications and the storage and memory being used by each. Power efficiency mode option has also been added under Settings > Power.
+ New Homescreen Experience:
New widgets, icons and screens with refreshed colors.
+ Full Dock Mode App:
This App includes three shortcuts at the bottom: Gallery, Music and Calendar. In addition, this mode showcases Friend Stream updates, upcoming meeting invites, notifications, weather clock and has a slide show as the background wallpaper. Within this App, a user can also enable the mobile hotspot in dock mode.
Additional features, Improvements and fixes:
+ Alarm notifications will no longer appear while in Emergency Mode. + Improved security features that reduce device vulnerability. + Improved data connectivity. + Improved audio quality while using Bluetooth®.
+ Improved Bluetooth security.
+ Decreased wait time when saving audio attachments.
+ Resolved issue with basic voicemail notification.
+ V CAST Tones now comes preloaded.
+ New Google Books app.
+ Enhanced UI for data roaming.
+ Resolved issue with SMS messages being sent to incorrect recipient on rare occasions.
+ Reduced Force Close errors while using TuneWiki. + Reduced Force Close errors when using the front camera. + Resolved issue with audio reroute to phone while on Bluetooth.
For step-by-step instructions on how to perform this download, please visit verizonwireless.com/thunderboltsupport