Christmas comes early, HTC EVO View 4G Honeycomb update now available
HTC EVO View 4G owners are getting an early Christmas present this year. Sprint has announced that the Honeycomb (Android 3.2) update for the 7-inch tablet is now available for download. HTC has been working hard to get the different models of the HTC Flyer updates to Android 3.2, but it doesn’t lok like all of them will be getting updated to Android before the end of the year.
The Honeycomb update for the EVO View brings with it updated versions of Google’s apps which are optimized for tablet devices, access to Honeycomb apps on the Android Market, new HTC Sense widgets and an update to HTC Scribe which now allows users to navigate the UI with the use of the digital pen.
If you want to download the Honeycomb update for your EVO View right away, press Menu > Settings > System updates > HTC Software update > Check now. Sprint will not be pushing out update notifications to the HTC EVO View until early next year. The update should be pretty similar ot what we’ve already seen on the HTC Flyer Honeycomb update, but feel free to leave us a comment below and let us know what you think of the new UI and features packed inside Android 3.2.
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HTC EVO View 4G Gets Even Better with Honeycomb Update Starting Today
HTC EVO View 4G™ will be upgraded to Android™ 3.2, Honeycomb, with a maintenance release that is available for download today; Honeycomb is the version of Android designed specifically for tablets.
To get Android 3.2, there is an easy user initiated process to download the upgrade:
- From the Home screen, press the Menu key and tap Settings
- Scroll down and tap System updates
- Tap HTC software update
- Tap Check now
- Tap OK to download and install the update. You will not be able to use your device during the update. Once the download is complete, your tablet may power off and back on to complete the software update. The status of the download can be checked in your task bar.
- Verify the software is updated by going to Menu>Settings>About Tablet>Software information.
The upgrade will also be available in 2012 through an over-the-air update from Sprint. The notification will let users know the update is available and provide the simple over-the-air download instructions.
Due to the unique structure of the Honeycomb layout, customers’ personalized widgets and screen setup will not remain after the upgrade. The device will revert to the out of the box home screen layout. Wallpapers, Widgets, Application shortcuts personalized by the user have been resized for optimal viewing and will need to be re-established.
Additionally, some third-party apps may not work with Honeycomb, a tablet specific operating system. We recommend users remove the application, and check Android Market™ to see if an updated application is available, or contact the application provider.
HTC EVO View 4G brings the best of the EVO experience to a tablet design with a 7-inch touchscreen, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and latest version of HTC Sense for Tablets. As the perfect combination e-reader, media player and portable computing device, HTC EVO View 4G offers a premium entertainment experience with HD-like quality video and a rich web-browsing experience with the ability to browse the web on Flash-enabled sites.
Business users will appreciate the user interface enhancements, which allow the HTC Scribe™ digital pen to be used with all applications on HTC EVO View 4G and enable it to act like a stylus for navigation. This enhances productivity for employees who work with forms and fill out documents and allows users to check boxes, select radio dials, drop down menus and complete free text boxes. In addition to the stylus functionality, Document Signature Capture is now available for HTC Scribe and HTC EVO View 4G via ActSoft – other application developers to follow.
Corporate IT departments will appreciate HTC EVO View 4G is now Sprint Data Link capable. This enhanced security feature enables greater control over the device, while ensuring secure connectivity to corporate network.
If you have questions about the update, please visit our discussion thread, where we can provide answers.