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HTC EVO View 4G may ship with Honeycomb after all

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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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posted on 06 Apr 2011, 10:23 1

1. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

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

posted on 06 Apr 2011, 11:55

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.

posted on 06 Apr 2011, 18:50

8. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

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

posted on 06 Apr 2011, 10:26 1

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!!!

posted on 06 Apr 2011, 10:32 1

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.

posted on 06 Apr 2011, 10:37 4

4. KickRocks (Posts: 181; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)

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

posted on 06 Apr 2011, 10:38 3

5. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 05 Nov 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.

posted on 06 Apr 2011, 16:25 1

7. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

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

posted on 07 Apr 2011, 17:14

11. LionStone (Posts: 844; Member since: 10 Dec 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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