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The HTC Thunderbolt is finally receiving its update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich starting today.

While a large number of folks are waiting for their handsets to get updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, HTC Thunderbolt users have been dreaming of the day that Ice Cream Sandwich would arrive. Despite having launched 23 months ago, that day has finally arrived.

Verizon announced today that Ice Cream Sandwich is now rolling out to the Thunderbolt. The handset was originally added to HTC's update list a year ago this month, but there has been no real information on why it took so long to come fruition.

Whatever the cause of the delay was, it's over, and if you're still sporting the Thunderbolt, you best start checking for your update.

ThunderBolt by HTC Upgrades to Ice Cream Sandwich

The latest smartphone to receive the Ice Cream Sandwich software upgrade.

ThunderBolt by HTC is the next smartphone to be upgraded to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. The software upgrade will start getting pushed in phases beginning today Feb. 5.

The upgrade features Face Unlock, where users can easily unlock their phone with face recognition, no typing required. A new Usage Center lends the ability to monitor data usage in one place; users can set warning levels, check app usage or turn off data completely. The upgrade also features a customizable launch bar, which allows for apps, shortcuts and folders to be easily dragged in and out of the bar for access from the home screen.

Additional information on the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade can be found on the ThunderBolt by HTC support page.