Android has gone through amazing growth and evolution since its birth, and when it comes to manufacturers, it must be said that HTC has earned its place successfully. With an array of devices that have impressed the public, such as the T-Mobile G1, the Nexus One, and of course, the EVO 4G, HTC is without a doubt one of the main players since the beginning of the Android platform.
The Android world is undergoing what many call the “Tablet War,” and everyone was eager to see what HTC had to bring to the table, but when the HTC Flyer surfaced, it did not seem to impress the public too much. For months, things like dual-core processors, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and even 3D cameras have been mentioned, all three being things that the Flyer is missing.
If you have been disappointed with HTC’s tablet, Sprint has news that might get your heads up. Their website now shows that their version of the HTC Flyer, which they call the HTC EVO View 4G, will ship out with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The fact that the device was going to have Android 2.4, was one of the main issues, since it is meant for phones, unlike Honeycomb, which is optimized for tablets. Now that the device will have the latest and greatest Android version, some might even ignore the fact that it has a single-core processor, which is not actually such a bad processor, running at 1.5 GHz.
The EVO View 4G (Flyer) is definitely not the most powerful tablet, but it doesn’t lack strength either, and it definitely offers features that are completely different from the competition. It is always said that there is no such thing as “the best phone,” for it all depends on personal needs and preferences, and so is the case with tablets as well. HTC’s tablet might very well be the best option for a student, or anybody that needs to take notes on a regular basis. One of the main reasons why people do not switch to e-books is the fact that they don’t allow writing annotations, highlighting, and underlining, all being problems that HTC Scribe would fix.
If you prefer a tablet with a 7” screen, which many are very fond of, and would rather have Honeycomb right away, then the HTC EVO View 4G might now be a great option to consider! Thank you HTC! Stay tuned for upcoming news on the EVO View 4G, as well as the Flyer (which still seems to be shipping with Android 2.4).
Of course, our dreams had to be shattered once again. Sprint has updated their “This Just In” site, and now it does not specify that the HTC EVO View 4G will launch with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Instead, the description reads “Latest Version of Android,” meaning that Honeycomb upon release is a possibility. Let’s stay tuned and see what happens! Afterall, HTC did state that the Flyer would eventually receive an update to Honeycomb, so we just might get lucky, maybe this is just an accident that gave us legitimate information!