Verizon Wireless published details about a forthcoming software update for the HTC Thunderbolt. Though many of the improvements are minor, Verizon says that the update will improve the Thunderbolt's data connectivity with its 3G network. It will also improve GPS accuracy and the speed with which the GPS radio interacts with Google Maps and VZ Navigator for better real-time mapping updates. Other improvements include stabilized app performance, and better storage of SMS/MMS. Verizon has not yet scheduled the update for delivery.
I already returned my Thunderbolt due to GPS issues. I use the GPS a lot, and for me, the 2200 meter accuracy was simply unacceptable. The accuracy would improve if Wifi radio was turned on, but the concept of having Wifi on to improve GPS reception and precision is ridiculous. Not to mention that battery would get drained in only half a day. And of course, Froyo is slow, buggy, and bloated.
I've heard about the GPS issues, but, honestly, I haven't seen them. My T-bolt locks on almost immediately, and it gets a location to anywhere from 16-32 feet, even indoors. I wonder if there have been any chipset changes in later units, since I got... (continues)