Those who didn’t like the idea of HTC launching the Flyer aka Evo View 4G loaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread when the more advanced Android 3.0 Honeycomb is available are in for some good piece of news. Sprint has now confirmed the Evo View 4G will indeed launch with Honeycomb. Needless to say, to have the Android version right out of the box is many steps ahead of having the version come in as an update later on.
The revelation came via a Sprint product page that mentioned the EVO View 4G to have “Android 3.0 just for tablets.” This should clear all doubts which gathered on the back of several previous statements about Honeycomb coming in as an update down the road. In fact, the last bit still applies to the HTC Flyer that, as of now, is known to ship with Android 2.3 on board. The Evo View 4G is the Sprint’s version of the Flyer tablet.
However, with the Flyer being some months away from launch, there might still be a chance for the Flyer to be given the Honeycomb treatment as well. As for the Evo View 4G which is scheduled to launch during the summer, HTC will be hard at work fine tuning the entire thing. For instance, they need to ensure the Honeycomb works seamlessly with HTC Sense and the Scribe pen input. With everything going smoothly, what we will soon have among us the world’s first 7 inch tablet running Honeycomb. The Samsung Galaxy Tab will surely have some stiff competition this time.