HTC will not update tablet line to Android 4.0

HTC will not update tablet line to Android 4.0

Here’s a bit of a bummer for those of you who picked up an HTC EVO View 4G (Sprint) or HTC Jetstream (AT&T)  tablet over the last few months.  These two, along with the HTC Flyer, will not be seeing an official Android 4.0 update from the manufacturer.  Considering we’ve not run into more than a couple folks who actually own one of these three we suspect that this doesn’t affect too many of you.  Nevertheless, you’ll have to go with some rooting and modding if you want to load Ice Cream Sandwich on your device.

Although HTC won’t bring Android 4.0 to the trio, it’s not to say they won’t keep supporting them with updates.  Should you have one of these tablets, you’ll find your Honeycomb experience may get better with time.

Upgrades are not the same thing as ongoing support. Devices not being upgraded to Android 4.0 will still get software improvements, security fixes, and technical support as needed. – HTC

Source: HTC Source

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  1. raitchison
    May 23, 12:02 Reply

    I called this when these tablets were first introduced.

    • Nickmgray
      May 24, 12:07 Reply

      Really? You knew HTC wasn’t going to update to ICS 6 months before the platform was even introduced? Lets not forget that Google updated the Flyer from Gingerbread (a smartphone OS) to Honeycomb (a tablet OS) – something that Samsung did not do with the Galaxy Tab. 

      • raitchison
        May 24, 13:51 Reply

        The original Galaxy Tab I almost give a pass to since it was a really early Android tablet well before 3.x even existed.  In fact lessons learned with the Tab helped shape the direction of 3.x and the experience of Android tablets in general.

        HTC on the other hand released a 2.x tablet months _after_ 3.0 was released, that and the fact that the Flyer was HEAVILY focused on Sense led me to predict that the Flyer would be lucky to ever see 3.x and would be practically guaranteed to never see any future updates.  Releasing any device with last years OS is bad enough (and is all too common) but when you release a product with software that was not designed for it (2.x on a tablet) when there is a proper one available if beyond ridiculous.

  2. TonyArcher
    May 23, 12:37 Reply

    LOL HTC.  Just quit while you are behind.  This is terrible.

  3. Michal Palczewski
    May 23, 19:31 Reply

    Lame, Asus is king of android tablets right now.  Great tablets, quick updates to ics. 

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