Dec 23 AT 11:15 AM Nick Gray 65 Comments

HTC EVO View 4G gets a Honeycomb update for the holidays


Android 3.2 for the Sprint HTC EVO View 4G has arrived! Sprint announced yesterday that the new Honeycomb update for the 4G Android tablet is now available, but you will need to manually check for the update since Sprint will not be pushing it out until early next year.

The Honeycomb update for the HTC EVO View 4G delivers all the same tablet features we have come to know and love over the past few months in addition to some new HTC Sense widgets and an upgrade to HTC Scribe which now allows user to use their digital pen to navigate the UI. The Android 3.2 update will not do a complete wipe of the system, but all home screen customizations will be lost due to the new Honeycomb UI.

Next on the Honeycomb update list should be the Wi-Fi HTC Flyer from Best Buy. We don’t expect HTC to push out the update before the end of the year, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed, hoping for an early January release.

So what are you waiting for? Download the Android 3.2 update for your HTC EVO View 4G by pressing Menu > Settings > System updates > HTC Software update > Check now. Leave us a comment below and let us know how you love Honeycomb on your EVO View.

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HTC EVO View 4G Gets Even Better with Honeycomb Update Starting Today

HTC EVO View 4Gâ„¢ will be upgraded to Androidâ„¢ 3.2, Honeycomb, with a maintenance release that is available for download today; Honeycomb is the version of Android designed specifically for tablets.

To get Android 3.2, there is an easy user initiated process to download the upgrade:

    • From the Home screen, press the Menu key and tap Settings


    • Scroll down and tap System updates


    • Tap HTC software update


    • Tap Check now


    • Tap OK to download and install the update. You will not be able to use your device during the update. Once the download is complete, your tablet may power off and back on to complete the software update. The status of the download can be checked in your task bar.


    • Verify the software is updated by going to Menu>Settings>About Tablet>Software information.


The upgrade will also be available in 2012 through an over-the-air update from Sprint. The notification will let users know the update is available and provide the simple over-the-air download instructions.

Due to the unique structure of the Honeycomb layout, customers’ personalized widgets and screen setup will not remain after the upgrade. The device will revert to the out of the box home screen layout. Wallpapers, Widgets, Application shortcuts personalized by the user have been resized for optimal viewing and will need to be re-established.

Additionally, some third-party apps may not work with Honeycomb, a tablet specific operating system.  We recommend users remove the application, and check Android Marketâ„¢ to see if an updated application is available, or contact the application provider.

HTC EVO View 4G brings the best of the EVO experience to a tablet design with a 7-inch touchscreen, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and latest version of HTC Sense for Tablets. As the perfect combination e-reader, media player and portable computing device, HTC EVO View 4G offers a premium entertainment experience with HD-like quality video and a rich web-browsing experience with the ability to browse the web on Flash-enabled sites.

Business users will appreciate the user interface enhancements, which allow the HTC Scribeâ„¢ digital pen to be used with all applications on HTC EVO View 4G and enable it to act like a stylus for navigation. This enhances productivity for employees who work with forms and fill out documents and allows users to check boxes, select radio dials, drop down menus and complete free text boxes. In addition to the stylus functionality, Document Signature Capture is now available for HTC Scribe and HTC EVO View 4G via ActSoft — other application developers to follow.

Corporate IT departments will appreciate HTC EVO View 4G is now Sprint Data Link capable. This enhanced security feature enables greater control over the device, while ensuring secure connectivity to corporate network.

If you have questions about the update, please visit our discussion thread, where we can provide answers.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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