Ever since tablets have been introduced to us, they have gotten better and better. In a span of a year we have seen manufacturers approach the technology in more innovative and unique ways. This can be clearly seen in tablets such as the Motorola Xoom, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the HTC Flyer. With the tablets mentioned previously, there is one tablet that is distinctly different from the three, this is the Flyer. Not only does it not come with a dual-core processor; it is powered by Android’s version 2.3 OS; Gingerbread, which was designed for smartphones. The first two tablets are powered by the Android version 3.0 OS (Honeycomb), which was specifically designed for tablets.
According to HTC, there was not enough time to customize the Honeycomb for HTC’s patented Sense UI. This is the reason why they stuck to the Gingerbread. With HTC’s choice of single-core processor and Android operating system, is the Flyer worth getting?
The tablet may not come with a 1 GHz dual-core processor, but it packs a 1.5 GHz single core processor that can deliver performance in blinding speeds. This is exactly the processor you will need when it comes to gaming. You will need a processor that focuses on the demanding task of running games. With OnLive gaming integration, you will need this processor to play the most hardcore games the world has to offer. No longer do you ever need to get a console.
The HTC Flyer offers a degree of portability not found in other tablets. It comes with a 7 inch display and is only 420.8 grams. Furthermore, the tablet comes with a magic pen that makes the tablet versatile. You can draw, write, make notes, highlight, retouch pictures, and even sign a contract using the magic pen.
Regardless of these features, you may still want the tablet to be powered by Android’s Honeycomb. According to HTC via Twitter, there will be an update that will upgrade the HTC Flyer’s Gingerbread OS to the Honeycomb OS. However, the release date of this update is still tentative.