HTC just announced on it’s Twitter page that it will upgrade it’s HTC Flyer Tablet to Android 3.0 Honeycomb as soon as it becomes available.
When the Flyer was first unveiled at the MWC in Barcelona last month, it was running Android 2.4, a modified version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, even though Honeycomb is the only version designed specifically for tablets.
However, Google has been exercising tighter control over Honeycomb, so not all upcoming tablets will have it right out of the box. HTC’s tweet, in response to a question from @Geekhangover, said a Honeycomb update for the Flyer will come “when it’s made available.” That seems to imply HTC hasn’t received permission from Google to use Honeycomb yet.
The Flyer is a seven-inch tablet that includes a stylus for taking notes, drawing, and annotating documents. It’s scheduled to be released during the second quarter of this year.
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