A variety of manufacturers want to cash in on the success of Apple iPad, and the smartest way to do this is to adopt Google's tablet specific Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS. Even though a large number of tablets have been showcased running Honeycomb, we have only seen the Motorola Xoom hit store shelves so far.
Recent rumours on the Internet suggest that HTC's 7-inch tablet called the Flyer may be stuck with Gingerbread OS until Google makes Honeycomb available to the manufacturer. HTC tweeted
by saying "We will be offering a Honeycomb upgrade when it's made available. What feature are you most excited about?"
HTC heavily customizes the OS on its mobile devices with its own unique skin called HTC Sense. Google which has left all previous iteration of Android open source for anyone to customize is keeping Honeycomb very close to the chest. Could this be because of the Nexus tablet
rumours that are circulating the world wide web?
The HTC Flyer is expected to launch in Q2 2011 and boasts of a 1.5GHz single core processor (when other tablet developers are aiming for dual core processors), 1GB RAM, 32GB flash storage expandable via microSD card, aluminium unibody construction, 7-inch display with 1024 x 600 resolution, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front facing camera and 4000mAh battery.