HTC EVO View 4G on Sprint Finally Sees Its Honeycomb Update


There is a major update headed out to the HTC EVO View 4G (aka Flyer) on Sprint. The tablet shipped Gingerbread, but is now making the upgrade to Honeycomb 3.2.1.

Right now, in order to make the upgrade you have to manually get things started, but Sprint will start pushing it out to users sometime early next year. The transition from Gingerbread to Honeycomb is obviously more convoluted than most, and you’ll have to put up with a few inconveniences, like losing the way your home screen is set up.

With Honeycomb installed, you’ll start navigating throughout the OS using its onscreen virtual Android buttons, with the hardware capacitive set now disabled. One of the EVO View 4G’s most interesting features is its support for HTC’s Scribe stylus, and this update greatly enhances its use. Post-update, you’ll be able to use it for input all across the operating system, free from previous limitations.

Besides the big Honeycomb changes, there are few little device-specific bugfixes, and some behind-the-scene changes that will really only interest those administering EVO View 4Gs for a corporate IT department. To get started with the update, head to your System Updates menu and check to see if it’s available.

Source: Sprint

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