HTC Flyer Honeycomb Android 3.2 update leaked

I have to give credit to HTC for sticking to their promise of updating the HTC Flyer to Honeycomb in a timely manner. The company is apparently on the verge of rolling out this massive update because a beta version of it has just find its way on the internet and can already be installed (painful process) if you own one and wish to mess around with your beloved tablet. As I noted in my HTC Flyer review the device initially shipped with Android 2.3 because Google required OEMs to use NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 chipset on their tablets (their was no code compatible with other SoCs). Now that Android 3.X can be run on Qualcomm’s offerings HTC managed to make it working on the relatively modest single core MSM8255 clocked @ 1.5GHZ (the same one found in the HTC Titan and probably other high-end Mango handsets).

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HTC Puccini 10 inch Honeycomb tablet passes the FCC certification

The rumored successor to the HTC Flyer tablet has just recently passed the FCC certification. The HTC Puccini which is said to be running Honeycomb (Android 3.X) and a 10″ screen was initially rumored to launch in June but has yet to be officially announced by the Taiwanese manufactured. The Puccini will most probably be one of the first Honeycomb tablet powered by a Qualcomm SoC to hit the retail stores (an MSM8260 or APQ8660 and LTE/Wimax radios depending on the SKU). Android 3.X was only Tegra 2 compatible at launch that’s why most OEM have launch NVIDIA powered tablets this year and HTC who’s a close partner with Qualcomm decided to only launch the MSM8255 powered Flyer with Android 2.3X and wait until Honeycomb is finally ported to Qualcomm’s SoC before shipping an Android 3.X product.

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