Great news if you’re an HTC Flyer user: the Taiwanese smartphone giant has announced that its 7-inch tablet will finally be blessed with the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update today — if it’s a GSM model. The update will make its way to users in Europe first, and will then rollout to those the world over later on.
While Android fans and manufacturers have been obsessing over Ice Cream Sandwich for months since its unveiling, it was beginning to seem as though devices like the Flyer had been all but forgotten about. Fortunately, a message on HTC’s Facebook page today confirms that’s not the case, and runs through a few of the improvements the Honeycomb update will bring:
“Ready for some ‘sweet’ news? The GSM version of the HTC Flyer tablet, available in Europe, is beginning to receive updates to Honeycomb beginning today!
“Honeycomb brings a ton of improvements to Android on tablets, including the latest version of HTC Sense for Tablet with enhanced Internet browsing, Mail, Calendar and more all optimized for the 7-inch screen.
“Not to be outdone, the Wi-Fi version of the HTC Flyer will receive its Honeycomb update soon, too! Stay tuned for more details.”
The Flyer is currently running Android Gingerbread, which was initially designed for use on smartphones. Honeycomb is the first and only version of Android developed specifically for tablets, while Ice Cream Sandwich officially supports both.
This will undoubtedly be fantastic news to Flyer owners who have been anticipating this update for some time.
Are you pleased that Honeycomb is finally landing on the HTC Flyer?