HTC Evo View 4G an Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet?

If there was any doubt that Sprint is eager to jump on the Honeycomb tablet bandwagon, here's a little more confirmation.

Sprint plans for its HTC Evo View tablet to run Honeycomb.
Yesterday, Sprint's site boasted Android 3.0 for its HTC Flyer. Screenshot by Jessica Dolcourt/CNET

Editors' note: April 6, 2011, 12:15 p.m. PT Article was updated after we noticed that Sprint changed its Web site.

Yesterday, a CNET reader spotted a Web spec on this Sprint page that claimed the forthcoming HTC Evo View 4G would run on the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system.

Sometime after we posted this story, Sprint's specs changed again, this time citing that the Evo View will carry the "latest version of Android."

The last we officially heard from Sprint on the matter was at CTIA, when the carrier told us that it would update the Evo View 4G from Android 2.3 Gingerbread--which we saw on demo tablets--to Android 3.0 Honeycomb as soon as Google makes the tablet-optimized OS widely available to manufacturers and carriers. (Right now, Motorola's Xoom is the only tablet on the market with Honeycomb installed, thanks to a partnership with Google.)

Sprint has now updated its Web site wording
Today, Sprint's site only promises the latest version. Screenshot by Jessica Dolcourt/CNET

Papa Android itself could delay HTC and Sprint's aspirations, according to the new word on the street that Google's Andy Rubin is cracking down on fragmentation by more tightly controlling who gets access to operating systems.

Regardless, we can say that without a doubt, Sprint is hoping to hop on board with Honeycomb rather than keep the Evo View a maverick Gingerbread device .

The HTC Evo View is the U.S. version of the HTC Flyer first seen at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It features a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, 32GB internal memory, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and 4G capability with Sprint.

Sprint has not yet released pricing and availability, although we do know that the Evo View will be sold in Best Buy a the HTC Flyer , HTC's name. A representative was not immediately available for comment.

[Thanks, HurricaneFreak.]

 

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