I stumbled across this gem earlier this morning and immediately wanted to share it with all of you: the above video is one of the first, and one of the most comprehensive, video reviews of the most recently-released official Honeycomb upgrade for the HTC Flyer – this should give us a very good idea of exactly what to expect when this update rolls out for the HTC EVO View 4G.
Here are some notable differences:
- The hardware buttons are indeed disabled in the latest update, since Honeycomb includes on-screen navigation buttons – however, the button for the stylus remains activated.
- The menu screen has been updated with a new layout.
- The homescreen layout in portrait mode seems to have weird spacing issues.
- The app drawer at the bottom is gone.
- Scrolling between apps is now left-right rather than up-down.
- There is no longer a drop-down menu as Honeycomb provides access to most Quick Settings and notifications at the bottom of the screen.
- There are only four homescreens.
- The sylus can now be used to navigate through all parts of the tablet.
Granted, this describes the HTC Flyer, so Sprint and HTC may decide to implement things slightly differently on the EVO View. For example, I don't really see them reducing the number of homescreens for us, but I guess anything is possible.
In any case, this gives us a bit more to salivate over as we await this most recent update!