The story goes something like this: the caller was upset at some of the changes made by the Honeycomb upgrade. The customer service representative gave him two options: send the tablet in to HTC to be downgraded to Gingerbread, or wait for the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade scheduled for the first quarter. I stress that this is the barest sliver of evidence that the Flyer is getting Ice Cream Sandwich: while it’s a solid 7-inch tablet, it’s surely not at the top of HTC’s list of priorities at the moment. I’d venture a guess that if the customer service rep was telling the truth, he or she may have confused the Flyer with HTC’s 10-inch tablet, the Jetstream. Just to emphasize: a mention from a customer service representative is not an official confirmation of anything.
That said, the Flyer combines some respectable specs with HTC’s reliable hardware, and has earned itself quite a few fans since its release. Whether or not we see an official ICS update and whenever that might be, I suspect that the mod community will have more than a few Ice Cream Sandwich options available very soon. The Flyer and its wireless broadband cousin the HTC EVO View 4G can both be thanks to HTC’s official tool – that means it’s just a matter of time.
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