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Sprint today announced that Android 3.2 has been deployed for the 7-inch Evo View 4G tablet. Available immediately, the update brings Honeycomb features to the device including customized, resizable widgets, large display optimization, and more. Although Sprint won’t be pushing the update until 2012, users can manually download and install Honeycomb.
Sprint offers a word of caution for the update, advising that the device will revert to its “out of the box” state on the desktop and remove apps, shortcuts, and widgets. This is not to say that the tablet will uninstall everything, rather it will have a stock home screen appearance.
Another thing to keep in mind is that some of the apps that Evo View 4G users have previously installed may not work with the 3.2 update. In those instances, you’ll want to check the Android Market to see if there is a tablet version or upgraded release to install in its place.
HTC EVO View 4G Gets Even Better with Honeycomb Update Starting Today
HTC EVO View 4G™ will be upgraded to Android™ 3.2, Honeycomb, with a maintenance release that is available for download today; Honeycomb is the version of Android designed specifically for tablets.
To get Android 3.2, there is an easy user initiated process to download the upgrade:
From the Home screen, press the Menu key and tap Settings
Scroll down and tap System updates
Tap HTC software update
Tap Check now
Tap OK to download and install the update. You will not be able to use your device during the update. Once the download is complete, your tablet may power off and back on to complete the software update. The status of the download can be checked in your task bar.
Verify the software is updated by going to Menu>Settings>About Tablet>Software information.
The upgrade will also be available in 2012 through an over-the-air update from Sprint. The notification will let users know the update is available and provide the simple over-the-air download instructions.
Due to the unique structure of the Honeycomb layout, customers’ personalized widgets and screen setup will not remain after the upgrade. The device will revert to the out of the box home screen layout. Wallpapers, Widgets, Application shortcuts personalized by the user have been resized for optimal viewing and will need to be re-established.
Additionally, some third-party apps may not work with Honeycomb, a tablet specific operating system. We recommend users remove the application, and check Android Market™ to see if an updated application is available, or contact the application provider.
HTC EVO View 4G brings the best of the EVO experience to a tablet design with a 7-inch touchscreen, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and latest version of HTC Sense for Tablets. As the perfect combination e-reader, media player and portable computing device, HTC EVO View 4G offers a premium entertainment experience with HD-like quality video and a rich web-browsing experience with the ability to browse the web on Flash-enabled sites.
Business users will appreciate the user interface enhancements, which allow the HTC Scribe™ digital pen to be used with all applications on HTC EVO View 4G and enable it to act like a stylus for navigation. This enhances productivity for employees who work with forms and fill out documents and allows users to check boxes, select radio dials, drop down menus and complete free text boxes. In addition to the stylus functionality, Document Signature Capture is now available for HTC Scribe and HTC EVO View 4G via ActSoft – other application developers to follow.
Corporate IT departments will appreciate HTC EVO View 4G is now Sprint Data Link capable. This enhanced security feature enables greater control over the device, while ensuring secure connectivity to corporate network.
If you have questions about the update, please visit our discussion thread, where we can provide answers.