One of the most frequently asked question I have read on our forums is, “are we getting Honeycomb?”. We reported a few days ago that a XDA member named Spacemoose1 has taken the initiative and began working on a SDK port of Android 3.0 Honeycomb. I will admit that I was skeptical at first but when a video was released demoing the build, all my doubts drifted away. Just a few short days later, and after much anticipation, an alpha build of the ROM has finally been publicly released.
As you might expect from any alpha ROM, many thing do not work. This includes camera, mic, GPS, google apps and much more. This isn’t meant to be a daily driver but more of a sign of achievement. Even though its a sure bet that Samsung will not be providing us with a Honeycomb update, maybe gingerbread though, we can see that the talented developers over at XDA will make it happen for us.
Now that the port is available, I expect to see other developers jumping on board and creating their own versions of the port. The foundation that Spacemoose1 has laid down will surely kick start development; just look at how many different variations there are for the Nook Color. The only catch with this release is that it’s only for CDMA versions of the tablet. So those of you who have a Verizon or Sprint tablet can jump on board and test this out.
This mod is not for the faint of heart. So if you think you are up for it, head over to the link below to get you piece of the Honeycomb pie. A quick video of it running in action can be found after the break. [XDA]
Thanks to [GalaxyTabs.com] for the video.