HTC EVO View 4G may ship with Honeycomb after all

HTC EVO View 4G may ship with Honeycomb after all
When Dan Hesse, Sprint's chief executive officer, introduced the HTC EVO View 4G at CTIA, it was a bit underwhelming to see the 7-inch device running Android 2.3 Gingerbread instead of the tablet-oriented 3.0 Honeycomb. However, an update to 3.0 was promised to be on the carrier's “to do” list, and judging by what we learned just now, it seems like HTC and Sprint are not going to let us down.

The EVO View 4G has just recently been spotted on Sprint's website with the anticipated Android 3.0 listed in its technical specifications. The post reassures our hopes that when the tablet launches this summer we will see Google's Honeycomb platform powering it topped with a pinch of a redesigned HTC Sense interface. Right now, the Motorola XOOM is the only device to have the privilege of running Android 3.0, but these days are seemingly coming to an end.

Feel free to check out our hands-on of the HTC EVO View 4G here.

source: Sprint via CNET

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EVO View 4G
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon, Single core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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9 Comments

1. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

if only it was dual core.... :-(

6. TabletNetbook unregistered

yeah, I think it's a fail. The single core cranked up that high is going to give crap battery life. I don't think HTC really had much of a clue with this thing other than the digitizer.

8. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

and hopefully get rid of the buttons cause they wud be annoying and unnecessary with honeycomb

2. Super Android Evo unregistered

Yeah this only makes sense. Why drop it with 2.3 if you are going to put 3.0 on it. Why not just do it from the onset. This is a good idea. Good for HTC. They seem to be the only company truly about the people!!!

3. Andy unregistered

Wow, this is awesome. I'd love to see what HTC can do with HoneyComb. Plus, I really like the 7" tablet form factor, much nicer to hold and easier to travel with, in my opinion. I may have found my future tablet right here.

4. KickRocks

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Good work HTC and Sprint. Now bring on the EVO 3D!!

5. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Wouldn't surprise me if it does come with Honeycomb, or gets updated within a few weeks. HTC is fairly good at updates; one reason why I decided to get the Evo Shift instead of the Epic.

7. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

I agree. You made a good decision...suck Famsung!

11. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

I like the Scribe technology, I will most likely get it for that because that's something I can really use...and if it has Honey Comb and because its hTc.

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