The HTC Flyer had always been a nice tablet device with decent specifications, though the relatively high price has never done any good. Further, Android 3.2 Honeycomb has begun to show its age, though a way out of this seems to be on the horizon. Take for instance the efforts of the Xda developers’ forum member Aiden M, who has posted a ROM named Skyfire. It is still in its nascent stages, with Bluetooth and the camera not functional. It does, however, cater for the touch input function, which means the digital pen would work with the Flyer.
The usual warnings are applicable. The Xda developers’ forum is not officially recognized by HTC and hence the update would nullify the warranty if installed. In fact, it is recommended not to go for the update just yet as it’s very much a work in progress right now. Meanwhile, an official version of the upgrade can be expected from HTC soon.
Until then, here is a video to check out what the Flyer would look like once the entire ROM is ready.
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