HTC EVO View 4G Not Launching With Honeycomb After All… We Think


Yesterday it was discovered on Sprint’s “This Just In” page that the HTC EVO View 4G would be launching with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. We were a bit skeptical as Sprint had been mentioning 2.3 with the tablet being “upgradeable to Honeycomb” for quite some time.

It looks like there was just some internal communication error as that line has since been updated with “Latest version of Android” in regards to which operating system it’d launch with. Unfortunately, that still doesn’t give us a clear answer. We’re still banking on Gingerbread to start out with as HTC has put a lot of time and resources into customizing it, but anything can happen at this point. [via Android & Me]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. “HTC EVO View 4G Not Launching With Honeycomb After All”

    With as badly as the Xoom belly-flopped, ignoring Honeycomb would be a good thing.

    1. Now you’re thinking. “Well, our last effort didn’t work out. Let’s try releasing something worse this time and see if we get better results.”

  2. Honeycomb isn’t ready for the spotlight and the video released last week of the Flyer shows it doesn’t need Honeycomb to be useful either.

    1. How exactly is Honeycomb not ready? I’m dying to know.

  3. good news. can’t have HTC putting out the latest OS on EVERY device. ha! i keed i keed!

  4. google isn’t going to allow anyone to put honeycomb on a phone as is. They have flat out said that they took shortcuts which involved not completing the phone end of things in order to get the half baked version they have out in time for the xoom to beat ipad2. There’s no way they are going to let 3.0 on a phone. Since only approved signers have access to 3.0 how is HTC going to do it without googles permission?

    1. uhm. the HTC Evo View 4G is a tablet. not a phone.

  5. @Wilbur, news flash, the HTC EVO View 4g is a tablet, not a phone.

  6. Why would anyone buy a tablet that is heavily skinned for Tablet use on Android 2.3, how would it run REAL Android Optimized apps for 3.0, when its stuck on 2.3 that only phone apps will work. I think HTC is going over their heads when making this device and the reason why Google is having manufactures to not cause fragmentation that ruins the consumer experience my last HTC device will be the EVO, i hate HTC sense anyway just piece unneeded bloatware.

  7. The video shown most certainly proves its not honeycomb. I mean look at it, thats straight up 2.x.

  8. Am I the only one who sees “The latest version of Android” twice?

  9. We will see what happens sprint is always full of surprises anything can happen with this. Either way great option and form factor for a tablet.

  10. HTC website clearly says it has android 2.3. Heres the link check it out.

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