In the land of Android, it’s hard to know what device is going to see an update next. This time, it appears that the inexplicable answer is the HTC Flyer . This device was an early 2010 7-inch tablet with mid-range specs and a focus on pen input. HTC has confirmed that some variants of the device are getting Android 3.2 Honeycomb today, complete with HTC’s Sense UX interface.
Users of the pricey 3G + Wi-Fi variant with 32GB of storage are first up on the upgrade list. Although, this only applies to GSM versions of the tablet. Those with the 16GB Wi-Fi only, or CDMA version are going to have to wait. HTC says those tablets will get Honeycomb soon. No word on future updates, but the single-core processor in the Flyer might require too much optimization to make future updates with the time.
Honeycomb made many interface changes to Android designed for tablets. On-screen buttons bring a more consistent experience, and software frameworks allow more tablet-friendly apps. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has since superseded Honeycomb, but it has yet to roll out to tablets.