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HTC Flyer finally gets Android 3.2 update

January 3, 2012 | by Charles West

Firmware updates, HTC Tablets


HTC Flyer owners can finally rejoice, as the Wi-Fi version of the 7-inch tablet is now getting an update to Android 3.2 (Honeycomb). The Taiwanese manufacturer said they’d deliver Honeycomb in Q2 and the company is making good on that promise, albeit, at the very last-minute.

For those who need a bit of a refresher, the HTC Sense Flyer is a decent tablet that packs a 1.5 GHz processor, 7-inch TFT screen (resolution: 1024 x 600), 1 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, HSPA+ connectivity, and a battery that gets up to 4000 mAh of power. The only problem with this slate was that it sold with Android 2.3 Gingerbread out the box. When the Flyer launched back in May, Android 3.x wasn’t optimized for tabs smaller than 10-inches, until, Google started supporting them late in the summer.

Unfortunately, HTC has yet to announce the Flyer as one of the devices that will receive an Android 4.0 update in the near future. Honestly, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Flyer never gets the update, as it may be more trouble to HTC than it’s worth — when it comes to cost and man power. This is a major problem with all devices running a custom user interface layered on top of Android, as it takes months and months for any update to arrive. Still, Flyer owners you can be a little grateful that you’re at least getting Honeycomb. Seriously, it’s better than nothing… Right?

Source: Digital Trends