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HTC reaffirms Honeycomb update for Flyer

Another confirmation from HTC guarantees a Honeycomb update shortly after the launch of the tablet

With the HTC Flyer tablet launch imminent, users may be concerned about the upgradeability of the Gingerbread tablet. Fortunately, HTC has announced through its official Twitter page that they “will be updating Flyer to Honeycomb shortly after launch.”

Earlier this month, HTC had already confirmed the Android Honeycomb update, but it is definitely a sigh of relief to hear yet another confirmation. What still isn’t mentioned, however, is whether or not the HTC Evo View 4G for Sprint will ship with Honeycomb or Gingerbread. The Evo View 4G will be the WiMAX-enabled variant of the Flyer, so it is expected to enjoy the same updates and features as the wi-fi only Flyer model.

A specific timeframe for when Flyer owners can expect the tablet-optimized Honeycomb is still up in the air, but with any luck, “shortly after launch” will mean just a few weeks away. The HTC Flyer can now be pre-ordered from Best Buy in-store, exclusively for $499. A quick rundown of the specs are provided here:


  •          1.5GHz single-core Snapdragon processor
  •          1GB RAM
  •          7-inch, 1024×600 display
  •          16GB Storage, SD Card slot
  •          5MP rear camera with 720p video capture, 1.3MP front camera
  •          Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread at launch



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Allen Ngo, 2011-04-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)