Back in February, HTC announced the much-awaited HTC Flyer tablet at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. HTC Flyer is the company’s first tablet device. Most of the tablets announced this year runs on the latest Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System, but the HTC Flyer runs on the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS. Even though, it is powered by the 1.5 GHz processor, why would anyone go ahead and buy a device with outdated operating system?
To solve this problem, HTC has recently mentioned in a tweet that, the HTC Flyer will get the Android 3.0 Honeycomb update shortly after launch. This is definitely a great news for those, who are planning to buy this device, since they won’t have to wait much longer for the Android Honeycomb update.
HTC Flyer comes with a 7 inch touch-sensitive TFT screen, 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, 1.5 GHz Processor, Android 2.2 OS (upgradable to Android 3.0 Honeycomb), HTC Sense, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivty, 5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus, 1.3 megapixel front camera and more.
Other features include a 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Multimedia player, 32 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, GPS, Micro-USB (12-pin micro-USB 2.0), up to 820 hours stand-by time, up to 4 hours vieo playback and a 4000 mAh battery.
HTC Flyer is already up for pre-order in the UK for £600. This device is expected to be available from May 9th in the US. So, you can expect the Android 3.0 Honeycomb update for the HTC Flyer during late-May or early-June. Stay tuned for more updates.