HTC Flyer Will Have ICS Update?
There has been a rumor floating around that the HTC Flyer may get an ICS update.
Stylus support in the HTC Flyer is limited. It can only use the stylus in certain apps not the entire system. In short, it does replace your fingers. HTC did not implement palm rejection. Samsung supports the S-Pen system wide on its Galaxy Note. If the HTC Flyer could nab an ICS update, stylus support could change.
When Ice Cream Sandwich was revealed by Google, it is stated that the OS would have system-wide stylus support built-in:
Android 4.0 includes full support for stylus input events, including tilt and distance axes, pressure, and related motion event properties. To help applications distinguish motion events from different sources, the platform adds distinct tool types for stylus, finger, mouse, and eraser. For improved input from multi-button pointing devices, the platform now provides distinct primary, secondary, and tertiary buttons, as well as back and forward buttons. Hover-enter and hover-exit events are also added, for improved navigation and accessibility. Developers can build on these new input features to add powerful interactions to their apps, such as precise drawing and gesturing, handwriting and shape recognition, improved mouse input, and others.
So how did this information leaked out? Supposedly a customer called HTC customer service after he/she was unhappy with the Gingerbread UI HTC implemented. The customer service rep replied that there options that the customer could follow like downgrading to Gingerbread by sending the HTC back to them or wait up for the ICS update this quarter of the year.
So what’s the deal with the Flyer and ICS? Well, supposedly a customer unhappy with the changes to the UI from Gingerbread, which the Flyer originally shipped with, to Honeycomb complained to HTC customer service. The customer service rep said that the customer could either send the Flyer in to HTC so they could downgrade it to Gingerbread, or the customer could wait for the ICS update slated for sometime in Q1 this year.
HTC did not announce anything yet so better take this news with a grain of salt.
Source: Android Community