Bad news HTC Flyer, EVO View 4G, and Jetstream owners, you are not getting Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
HTC confirmed it in a recent Android 4.0 update FAQ in which the handset maker outlined date ranges for all the smartphones set to receive the update. None of the three tablets were listed, with the following line direct from HTC sealing the devices’ fate: “HTC tablets, including the HTC Flyer, HTC EVO View 4G, and HTC Jetstream, will remain on their current Android version (Honeycomb).”
HTC was quick to also claim it will continue to support the tablets through software improvements and security fixes.
Both the HTC Flyer and EVO View 4G launched a little more than a year ago with Android Gingerbread (2.3) and have since received an update to Honeycomb (3.x). The Jetstream launched only last fall with Honeycomb, while older Honeycomb tablets, like the Motorola Xoom and ASUS Transformer, have already received the ICS update.
The move suggests HTC is no longer focusing on tablets as a priority. The company recently stated it would reduce the number of handset models it produces each year to concentrate on quality over quantity, and has been very quiet in regards to tablets. There are no rumors or leaks suggesting HTC is working on any new tablet devices.