HTC Evo View 4G Honeycomb update

The HTC Evo View 4G is a 7 inch Android tablet which works with the Sprint 4G WiMAX network in the United States. It’s basically what you get if you take an HTC Flyer tablet, slap a little extra black paint on the back and add a 4G radio.

When the Evo View 4G launched this summer it came with Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread and had a starting price of $400 for customers that signed up for a 2-year service plan.

Now you can pick up a contract-free model for $300 or less. And an over-the-air update is bringing Android 3.2 Honeycomb to the tablet.

Update: It’s on sale right now for $240 from the 1SaleADay eBay store.

The Evo View 4G has a 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon single core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It weighs about 0.9 pounds and has a 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive touchscreen display. It can also be used with a digital pen for writing, drawing, or editing screenshots.

The software update lets you run tablet apps on the Evo View, use on-screen home, back, and recent menu buttons, and use Google video chat. The new software also allows you to use Bluetooth while in airplane mode.

If you have a rooted Evo View 4G you should avoid this update, since it’s been reported to cause the table to go into a reboot loop.

If you’re not rooted and looking for a 7 inch Honeycomb tablet, the software update makes the Evo View look like a pretty good deal — especially if you can snag one when it’s on sale for $250 or less, which seems to be happening more and more often these days.

Update: It looks like it’s now safe to upgrade a rooted tablet. Android Central has instructions for unbricking if you run into trouble.

via Good and Evo

thanks Nards Barley!

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4 replies on “HTC Evo View 4G tablet gets an Android 3.2 Honeycomb update”

  1. I am in a quandary with this device. While it better in terms of specs and OS, it displays playing cards in Gin Rummy at a much smaller size, as if the device were a Smartphone. My Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 which has the same resolution displays the cards at a much bigger size.  Plus the app JTV Launcher (only available in the Amazon app store) doesn’t work properly on the HTC EVO, while it works great on the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

    The HTC does things better such as smoother web browsing, and opens things up faster, but that is not enough to make me want to keep. Therefore, it looks like it will going on Ebay sooon.

    1. Another weird difference, is when I downloaded the game UNO free for the Galaxy, I was prompted to do an additional download at the end of the installation in order to “support the device.” This apparently adds a few bells and whistles.  I was NOT prompted to do the additional install on the EVO TAb, and the game is not quite the same visually.

      1. I was about to take 1saleaday up on that $240 Evo deal until I read that it can’t properly display cards in Gin Rummy and UNO free.

        1. Gin Rummy is my favorite game to play on Android, so it stinks when the cards shrink to half the size as on my galaxy tab 7″.

          https://market.android.com/details?id=com.tesseractmobile.ginrummy&hl=en

          The differences between the two when playing UNO aren’t that great. The card sizes are about the same. There are special effects differences. Little things, but still, I would expect the Evo to be equal to or better to the Tab and it is not.

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