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Android 3.2 spied early for the HTC Flyer

updated 06:05 pm EDT, Mon September 5, 2011

HTC Flyer Android 3 upgrade leaks

HTC Flyer owners got a preview of what the Android 3.2 upgrade will look like on the tablet after a leaked build was given an unofficial preview. The OS resembles a smaller version of that from the Jetstream and mostly has the same light touch in terms of Sense widgets and skinning the interface to fit HTC's preferred look. The XDA-Developers forum goers testing it out have noted that the Scribe pen works, however, up to and including the hardware pen button.

Early adopters are reporting some flaws, some of which are unavoidable. While some apps are being unintentionally clipped off in portrait mode, others are discovering Android 3's inherent limitation to landscape mode in certain apps, such as Android Market. Hardware navigation buttons have been disabled at the same time. Bugs mostly focus around phone functionality on the 3G, 32GB version of the Flyer needed to use the build as well as frequent app crashing.

The new OS nonetheless gives the Flyer true tablet optimizations and support for native apps that can recognize the lower 1024x600 resolution.

As a test release that wasn't meant for the public, the rough state isn't expected by the time the release goes final and officially reaches everyone. HTC has been quiet on exactly when Android 3.2 arrives but is unofficially expected to post it within several weeks. [via Android Bugle]





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