The HTC EVO View 4G tablet is finally getting an Android Honeycomb 3.2 update, which is now available as a manual download.
The Sprint WiMAX tablet is a variant of the Wi-Fi-only HTC Flyer and it shipped with Android Gingerbread 2.3 and a relatively heavy HTC custom skin. Due to the UI and the big leap from Gingerbread to Honeycomb in terms of function, users will lose their personalized widgets and home screen will revert back to its out-of-box basic setup. In addition, some older third-party apps may not work with Honeycomb.
The Honeycomb update brings new Scribe stylus functionality. The active pen can now be used to navigate the device, select drop down menus, and input text into open text boxes. Also, ArcSoft Document Signature Capture is now supported.
With Gingerbread, any attempts to tap the EVO View display with the stylus outside of the dedicated pen app resulted in the EVO View taking a screen shot. The pen could not be used for navigation.
The update is currently available through the systems update option in the Settings menu, and it will go out as an over-the-air update in 2012.