HTC Flyer gets Android 3.2 update in Europe

The Honeycomb update has finally arrived for the HTC Flyer after months of waiting

The 7-inch Flyer tablet has finally gotten a Honeycomb update, at least in Europe.

The HTC tablet should now be upgradeable to Android 3.2 through a 210MB OTA update. As noted by Electronista, the Honeycomb build will make the four touch-sensitive buttons on the Flyer obsolete as these functions have been transferred to onscreen buttons and gestures instead. The update is so far only available for the 32GB models in Europe, although the update for 16GB WiFi models is expected to arrive shortly.

When the Flyer was released back in May of this year, the unit came equipped with Gingerbread with promises of a Honeycomb update at some point in the future. With the update only now beginning to roll out, this means that it took close to half a year for the firmware upgrade to be made publicly available. As a result, we don’t exactly have our hopes very high for an official Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.

The WiMAX-enabled Flyer for Sprint, otherwise known as the Evo View 4G in the U.S., is still running on Gingerbread with no mentions of the Honeycomb update as of this writing.

The HTC Flyer launched with a 1024x600 resolution display, 1.5Ghz single-core Snapdragon CPU, 1GB RAM, front-and-rear cameras, Bluetooth 3.0 and a capacitive stylus known as the HTC Scribe Pen.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-12- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.