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HTC Evo & ThunderBolt to Receive Android Gingerbread Updates

Android 2.3 GingerbreadIf you happen to own an HTC Evo 4G or ThunderBolt, and you’re wondering where the update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread is, you’ll be happy to know it appears to be on its way.  And while you will still have a little while to wait for it, it isn’t the longest wait in the world.

Unwired View is reporting that while no official word has come out of HTC regarding updates to their handsets to Gingerbread, consumers have been told in emails from customer support in reply to their queries that the update is indeed on the way.  While the update from Android 2.2 Froyo to 2.3 for the ThunderBolt isn’t the biggest surprise in the world, a recent email to a customer confirmed that it should happen before the end of “Q2 2011”, meaning prior to the end of June.

What is a bit surprising is that the Evo is also due for the update.  HTC has been known to start cutting off updates for their handsets when they get to around a year old, which the Evo is quickly approaching.  That being said, a customer shared an email response he got with Talk Android that says both the ThunderBolt and Evo are on track for updates around the same time.

Gingerbread has become a bit of a sore spot with Android users because it has been out since Dec. 6th of last year, but yet hardly any handsets have received updates, and new phones are not launching with it pre-installed.  Even though the update is coming, the OS will be around six months old by the time it hits these handsets, which is just far too long for some consumers.

What do you think?  Is Gingerbread just not being released fast enough by some manufacturers for you?

[via Unwired View]

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...