HTC has taken a extra unique for its Flyer, 7-inch pill runs on Android.Slightly than choosing Android three.zero Honeycomb, the builder is slightly stayed on Android 2.three.&#one hundred sixty;This possibility could seem illogical, this model has now not been idea for the cabinets via Google, however it permits HTC to play the cardboard of the variation with its interface Experience.&#one hundred sixty;Every other distinction with the opposite drugs Android offered to this point, the presence of a stylus, even supposing the reveal will also be managed with the finger.
According to Engadget who had the opportunity to test the shelf, these choices are not free. Apple, HTC has chosen to build its aluminum shelf with a black border surrounding the screen and the white plastic on the back, probably also to let the radio waves. The Flyer looks like a mini front-iPad first generation. The weak side is probably the material thickness of the shelf: the Flyer is thus thicker than iPad 1 and much thicker than 2 … iPad advantage of this solution according to the site, the tablet seems really solid and it is comfortable to hold in hand with his back curved, like the last tablet from Apple.
On the software, HTC made again be logical in choosing rather Android 2.3 Android 3.0. HTC is not yet integrated Sense to Honeycomb and this particular interface that is specific to HTC. The Flyer is the first product to qualify for HTC Sense 3 with a new interface that gives pride to 3D animations. The interface remains thought to the screens of text, it was especially big for the Flyer. This is not necessarily annoying (the interface is familiar to users HTC), but the testers would have liked more applications or widgets adapted. The home screen is very well thought cons, with shortcuts to four applications.
The stylus is a good idea, but it is underutilized. Only the application of notes supplied by HTC uses really, as it stands. HTC has nevertheless well integrated this extra mode before the finger left the default interface. The stylus can also take a screenshot. Problem with this pen, it is not precise enough to write small letters or drawing precisely. The tablet comes with a cover that contains a slot for the stylus.
Engadget cons appreciates the work on HTC applications. The browser is fast and well thought out, with a portion dedicated to open tabs. Another example is the dedicated application displays the photos alongside the albums and pictures in an album. HTC also delivers specific applications, such as HTC Watch, which will rent movies. HTC integrated service OnLive for playing recent games from the shelf, but it will not be available outside the United States.
The Flyer is doing better than the tablets Honeycomb according to this first opinion. Admittedly, this is not the most impressive shelf technically, but the choices seem to be paying for HTC. Much like Apple, the manufacturer offers different uses of other tablets, which makes the Flyer more attractive. Only problem, the price is above the iPad 2 in Great Britain: WiFi 16 GB version is at the same price as the iPad 2 WiFi in the country.
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