In fact, the Taiwanese company declaredabout two weeks ago that various smartphones now available in theUnited States alone via Verizon Wireless will be receiving the IceCream Sandwich upgrade. Among them, HTC confirmed theThunderbolt, Rhyme, Rezound and DROID unbelievable 2. Apart fromthese, the company even plans to update the HTC Raider, which is nowavailable in Canada via major carriers Rogers and Bell.

Unluckily, no details on release dateshave been disclosed, which means the company has yet to decide whichdevice will get the update first. Anyway, it feels as HTC Thunderboltis close to acquiring the long-awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwichupdate. As well if this would not be the first to receive it, atleast it would not be the last.

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The people at VzBuzz have justbeen tipped with the upcoming Android 4.0 update for HTC Thunderbolt.It seems that they have received a screen shot of an email thatappears to be an invitation to an upcoming user trial for HTCThunderbolt Ice Cream Sandwich update. The good news is that the soaktest is adjust to start next week, but the bad news is that they arelikely to run through April. This means that HTC Thunderbolt ownerswill likely acquire the Ice Cream Sandwich update in May or lateApril.

There are no additional details with the real newboasts of this Android 4.0 for HTC Thunderbolt, but it would notarrive as a surprise if HTC will not include the latest Sense 4.0 UI. According to the latest hearsay, the handset maker has decided tooffer a previous HTC Sense 3.6 UI version, while this has till to beconfirmed in the following weeks.