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Jul
htcflyer

Way back in December, the HTC Flyer, the first Android tablet to be designed around stylus input, finally got an upgrade to Honeycomb. Now, the update is available to US Cellular customers who happen to own this tablet. Now, I know what you're thinking. "US Cellular? HTC Flyer? Honeycomb? Holy crap, my time machine works!" Well, I'm sorry to disappoint you, but no.

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The update is available via a download on HTC's website. Unfortunately, an OTA update is not available. If you run a Windows machine, you can download the upgrade (a word we're using generously here) directly. Mac users, on the other hand, will have to head to a US Cellular store for help in updating their HTC Generic Flyer.

While we're on the subject, though, hey HTC? Mind making some new tablets? I know that it doesn't really seem to be your thing but with ever increasing phone sizes, you're halfway there as is. You guys made the first Android smartphone and you still make some of the best phones around. Get in on this game already. Don't let ASUS have all the fun.

Source: HTC

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • nhizzat

    So there's an update (not an upgrade) for this POS but HTC won't bring ICS to phones released just last year?

    • http://www.facebook.com/george.cordos George Cordos

      The Flyer is a "POS" only because HTC decided to treat it that way. If HTC had been a little mor interested in the Flyer, it would have turned out a GREAT product. I have one and it's amazing. Too bad HTC gave up on it too soon.

      • Freak4Dell

        Yup, the Flyer had a lot of potential, but HTC killed it before it was even given life. They priced it out of the market for most of its life, then dropped support for it soon after it actually became affordable. They had a really good concept, but the execution was terrible.

  • nhizzat

    So there's an update (not an upgrade) for this POS but HTC won't bring ICS to phones released just last year?

  • aatifsumar

    One Word: Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  • aatifsumar

    One Word: Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  • New_Guy

    I didn't realize Honeycomb was an "upgrade"...

  • TheMystroPosts

    There have been hints of a new HTC tablet..... Google "HTC Vertex HD"

  • TheMystroPosts

    There has been a rumors of a new HTC tablet....Google "HTC Vertex HD" and u should see it

  • wolfkabal

    I own the sprint version of this, and I actually quite like it. I wish the stylus was included and not a $50 add-on. Otherwise a very capable 7", especially for the price and the time of purchase (a year ago on heavy discount).

    But I have to agree, I did the rooted honeycomb upgrade and absolutely hate it. HC simply makes no sense, especially after having ICS on my phone. The worst part - there seems to be zero work on getting ICS to it. Thinking of going back to GB honestly.

    • Freak4Dell

      Check XDA. Back when I owned one, there was somebody working on ICS for it. I ran an alpha build that he put out, and it wasn't bad for an alpha. I'm sure he's made a lot more progress on it now.

      • wolfkabal

        Thanks, last time I checked was around March, and progress wasn't very far. I checked again and it looks like there are a few working copies finally. I've taken to porting a Evo3D rom over myself as my interest sparked again after playing with the Nexus 7.

  • badonde

    ...and not a single fuck was given that day.

  • DavyPaul

    The Flyer is not a pos and my partners Flyer 'turned heads' on his workspace. We had honeycomb almost as soon as it was released. I prefer the Asus 10" 16:9 format but the Flyer was the first usable 7"unit. It's robust and ideal for commuters.

  • onpoint G

    "Holy crap, my time machine works!" lol awesome