HTC Flyer Honeycomb rollout has started

The HTC Flyer was one of the first 7-inch tablets out there, but had to drop Honeycomb in order to be released when it was. Now, many months after it first popped up, the tablet is finally starting to see Honeycomb updates being pushed out. The update is so far rolling out in France, but will hopefully make it to the rest of the world soon. The Honeycomb version in question is naturally Android 3.2, as that’s the first version of Honeycomb to work on 7-inch devices.

The HTC Flyer is starting to show its age in many ways, however. The size and weight is more than we’re used to in more recent 7-inchers, while Snapdragon chipset only boasts a 1.5GHz single-core CPU. The rest of the device isn’t bad though, with a 5 megapixel back camera, a front camera, 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB storage, microSDHC card slot and GPS. The digitizer pen is perhaps the most impressive feature of the HTC Flyer, and makes it an interesting choice even in light of the chipset. The HTC Flyer was re-branded HTC EVO View in the US and comes with 4G capability, so that’s another advantage of this device if you happen to live there. Honeycomb will hopefully make it a better device, and if we’re really lucky the thing will receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as well some time in the future.

[HTC Inside via Good and EVO]

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.