The HTC Flyer 7 inch tablets is expected to start shipping any day now. It features a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, and support for finger and pen input. The tablet also runs Google Android 2.3, since HTC hasn’t had time to develop a custom version of its HTC Sense software for Android 3.0 Honeycomb yet.

But DigiTimes reports that HTC does plan to launch two tablets running Android 3.0 closer to the middle of the year. It’s not clear of HTC is waiting for Google to release the Honeycomb source code, which could take a while, or if HTC will take a page out of Samsung’s book and just build a series of widgets and apps that can run on top of Honeycomb.

According to DigiTimes, the upcoming HTC tablets will also be part of the Flyer brand. But there’s no information on screen size, processor, or other specs yet.

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4 replies on “HTC planning to launch two more Android tablets this year”

  1. For what it is worth there is a need in the market place for tablets you do not hold or carry but rather you would mount on a wall. My library (mostly me) had been looking at touch screen PCs, but this tablet craze has convinced me we really just need something with a good touch-browser or app OS. However, we really would require a 12″ or above size.

    I realize the sweet spot in the market is narrow now so heavier, bigger tablets are not the niche to pursue currently, but there is a need for bigger tablets that I hope a few companies pursue soon.

  2. To my knowledge the Honeycomb source is being withheld from the general public and smaller manufacturers, HTC should already have it being a much larger partner.

    Google’s issue with releasing the source seems to be that they don’t want Honeycomb showing up on phones at all in any form because it is designed to work ONLY on tablets and they don’t want customers buying Honeycomb phones because they will suck.

    I understand where they are coming from but they are really hurting the ROM dev community in the process as without the source they really can’t do whole lot for devices like this lovely Nook color I have. While you can run 3.0 on it now its a bit of a hackjob that was made from the SDK development image.

    So from what I’m hearing there is a chance that 3.0 source will either never hit the public or they will withhold it until the I variant is out that should be designed to work on both phones and tablets.

    So again while I understand what Google is doing here I do not agree with it because you can’t pull stuff like this and still call Android a open source developer friendly OS. Trying to pull an apple will not help them.

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