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Rumor: HTC Flyer 2 to feature 7-inch display, Snapdragon S4 processor and Android 4.1

Rumor: HTC Flyer 2 to feature 7-inch display, Snapdragon S4 processor and Android 4.1

According to the latest rumors, HTC is working on a 7-inch tablet set to take the place of the discontinued HTC Flyer. The HTC Flyer 2 (most likely not the official name) will run on Android 4.1 with a 7-inch  1280×768 pixel display, a 28nm Snapdragon S4 quad-core or dual-core processor, 3 megapixel camera on the back, 1 megapixel front-facing camera and a 7.1mm thin anodized aluminum body similar to the HTC One S.

The rumor does not indicate that the 7-inch HTC tablet will include HTC Scribe technology with active pen support, but we can hope for the best. While the images of the mysterious 10-inch tablet which surfaced last week were fun to look at, details of the HTC Flyer 2 seem a bit more compelling – if not a little more believable.

How many of you would be willing to give HTC a second chance when it comes to tablets?

Source: Phone Arena

About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.

  • ras

    still have the original flyer, wouldn’t waste anymore money on an HTC tablet when they cannot support the first one. Must be the worlds most expensive door stop/coffee mat I have.

  • DROID Sam

    I own the Flyer too, but it’s certainly not a doorstop. It works as advertised. I hate it when people say their devices are useless because they didn’t get an update. All the functionality you wanted when you purchased the thing is still there, if not more since there are some great apps on Google Play which work great with the Scribe pen.

    • RAS

      DROID Sam,
      You obviously like the HTC Flyer like myself but must find it annoying that other tablets are passing us with far better features and updated software. It would be good to find out what tablet they will next release but believe that for HTC to go forward the “scribe pen” (needs to go) its a quirky feature but unless you have been using my pen the damn think 7/10 fails to work, I have to remove the batteries press the two buttons randomly re insert the batteries for it to kick back into life(sometimes several times) , also some websites have changed recently one namely Outlook and the Flyer doesn’t like to go to this page as too many page directions!!!

    • Julis

      I have the Flyer as well. Just got a Kindle Fire HD (work bought it for me) that I thought might replace my Flyer, but am finding Amazon’s OS a bit too restrictive. :( I am definitely interested in more Scribe enabled apps- that would probably help keep the Flyer relevant for me, next to my One. Any recommendations?

  • droidsam

    I’ve actually never had any issues with the Scribe pen. It would be nice to get the new features in Android 4.0 and 4.1, but that’s not why I purchased the device. The pen works as advertised and I’m completely happy with it.

  • josh

    No question. I have the flyer and will bbe first to preorder a new 7 in from HTC. Unless they come out with an 8 in. :)

  • sveltdtoid

    Funcrionally Flyer perfect. Would upgrade all four immediately. Assuming no changes to size ie not bigger but better resolution, betterbattery improved OS.

  • http://www.quartzimodo.com Stratman

    I still own the original Flyer (P510e), the 3G version. It originally came with Gingerbread but I later took the bold plunge to upgrade to Honeycomb using the unofficial method and flashed LeeDroid’s Flyer ROM.

    I’m kind of disappointed that Google left their Honeycomb OS hanging and HTC made no effort to make the Flyer ICS-compatible either. As far as tablets are concerned, I prefer one that can easily be held with one hand and read like a book (10″ ones are too large). 7″ is pretty hard on the eyes while something like the Samsung 7.7″ Galaxy Tab would be just nice.

    If the Flyer 2 will remain at 7 inches, I’ll just stick to mine until it’s no longer justified to repair it. I don’t mind the loss of the Scribe pen as I almost never needed it. The old single core Snapdragon 1.5GHz is not exactly pokey slow but tolerable for non-gaming stuff.

    IMO, there’s plenty of life in the original Flyer up to the latest release of ICS (if not Jellybean) but Flyer ROM chefs can’t go further without official firmware support from HTC.