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Could the HTC EVO View 4G officially see Ice Cream Sandwich after all?


To be on the safe side, it's probably best to take this with the largest grain of salt you can find. According to French website HTC Hub, a customer service rep from HTC recently confirmed that the HTC Flyer would be getting an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich in the first quarter of this year. This, of course, leaves open the possibility that the HTC EVO View 4G, the WiMAX-enabled twin of the HTC Flyer, might also get bumped up to Android 4.0.

Apparently, after complaining about the loss of some functionality after the Honeycomb update, a rep from HTC replied to a disgruntled Flyer owner by stating that he could send his tablet back to HTC and have it downgraded back to Gingerbread. Or, alternately, he could wait until the Ice Cream Sandwich update became available later this year.

Of course, all of this is still unconfirmed until we hear something official from HTC. But it certainly gives us hope that maybe, just maybe, the EVO View might not be as dead as we'd thought.

[HTC Hub via HTC Source]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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6 thoughts on “Could the HTC EVO View 4G officially see Ice Cream Sandwich after all?

  • Avatar of Dro3d

    Htc has my view due to horrendous battery life and a back door that melted. It was a great deal for the price but now I’m wishing I would have put that money towards an asus transformer. If they try and charge me a lot of money for the device to be fixed which is under warranty I will be done with htc for a while if not forever.

  • Avatar of NicksGarage

    I don’t see why they wouldn’t do an ICS update for these tablets. It’s not like they have a lot of different ones out there and if they want to keep owners happy for when they do put new ones out they might as well. I like HC on my View, I assume ICS would be even better.

    They’ve been good about updates with my EVO 4G phone and it’s considered ancient by phone standards.

  • Avatar of NicksGarage

    Sorry to hear about yours. My View has been great. No battery life problems or heat.

  • Just got an email saying my device has been repaired and it’s on it’s way back. I def want a ten inch tablet running ics but if the view gets it and my battery life is better then the 3 hours i was getting I’ll be a happy camper for a while.

  • The evo view is officially E.O.L. so we might not see an official update. I at least want carrier iq off of my tablet when i get it back. Looks like I’ll be rooting it when fed-ex drops it off tomorrow.

  • This SUX! I own one and I want ICS on it. I’m sure 99% of all the other EVO View owners feel the same way… This is a great little tablet, I use almost every aspect of it just about every week. It would be nice to be able to overclock this to 1.8-2.0 GHz but who knows… ICS would be great though, with all the improvements it would make this tablet that much more impressive. If not though, this thing will probably go to another family member. I will most likely wind up getting a Tegra 3 7″ device with ICS. I bet it won’t be an HTC device nor from Sprint, since they seem to like cutting off they’re nose to spite they’re face… Shame shame on them… Creating waste…


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