Since we first heard about the HTC Pyramid smartphone, a 4G dual-core processor phone, rumored to be coming to T-Mobile, we’ve been getting quite excited. This sounds like a great phone but one of the things we’d heard that was rather baffling to us was that it would be running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
This sounded rather unlikely to us and we felt it was more likely to have Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense, as Honeycomb was an operating system specifically designed for tablets. We recently supplied you with more specs and then some pictures of this handset and also speculated about how much you’d be willing to pay for the Pyramid. Now we’ve heard a little more news about the operating system.
According to Adam Mills over on GottaBeMobile, sourced from TMO, the HTC Pyramid will be running on Android 2.4. Hang on though, that OS is not actually out yet. We previously heard the likely release date for the HTC Pyramid was May although GottaBeMobile are saying it could be June and by that time of course, Android 2.4 could be available. (We were expecting to see Android 2.4 announced at Google I/O on May 10 & 11. It’s possible then, that the HTC Pyramid could be the first to feature Android 2.4, which we previously speculated could be dubbed Ice Cream.
Apparently the HTC Pyramid is sleeker and lighter than the Thunderbolt on Verizon. We’ve already heard about the 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera so the fact that it looks as though it will have Android 2.4 as well makes it one that will be at the top of many people’s lists. The fact that TMO states the information comes from a “solid source” sounds promising so for now we’re prepared to hope it could be accurate.
GSM Arena also reports on the HTC Pyramid running on Android 2.4 and although of course this could be merely a minor update to 2.3 Gingerbread it could be a completely updated operating system. It could even be a mixture of Gingerbread and Honeycomb as previously hinted. You may also be interested in our look at the Motorola Droid Bionic vs. the HTC Pyramid. What are your thoughts on the HTC Pyramid and the likelihood of it being shipped running on Android 2.4? Let us know with your comments.