Android 3.0 Honeycomb ported to Google's own Nexus One

We're all giddy as school girls about Android's first official tablet release, 3.0 Honeycomb, but we're sure not so giddy about having to spend yet more money on more hardware. If only there was a way we could play with all the new hotness right now. Thankfully some clever people over at xda-developers have gotten their hands on the Android 3.0 SDK and done what every sane person would do; ported it right onto the trusty old Nexus One hardware.

Now before everyone rushes off to download the install files (available here by the way) it's worth bearing in mind a couple of things.

  • First off, this is about as unofficial as it gets - there's no support from Google for any of this.
  • Secondly, this isn't what we'd call a stable operating system. Currently somewhat important components such as WiFi and the accelerometer aren't quite working.

With that out of the way, there's no doubting the skill involved in pulling off such a port - something that Android hackers seem to have in abundance. This latest port shows the power of the community and also the versatility of Android.  

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jasonon said,
is it a tablet os? hows it work on such a small screen?

It's not a "tablet OS". It's just the UI that's tablet specific. Everything underneath is applicable to both phones and tablets.

I think I am same way I like the Wp7 interface. I am not sure why people like android interface..I like the features of android has. Don't call me a fan boy I have neither.

Singh400 said,
Ported to the Desire as well.

That figures since the Desire is about 99.9% the same thing as the Nexus One. Now if I can figure out how to fix the problems I'm having with my wife's Desire, we might check it out eventually.

Singh400 said,
Ported to the Desire as well.

Can't help but wonder why... this UI has zero usability on screens under 5" even that would be pushing it.

Digitalx said,

Can't help but wonder why... this UI has zero usability on screens under 5" even that would be pushing it.

Just to have the latest and greatest. Most people use LP anyway over stock Android/sense Android.

Still doesn't make much sense though... they could just compile their own 2.3 "3.0" build to show in settings if it made them feel better, at least that way it would work.

Digitalx said,

Can't help but wonder why... this UI has zero usability on screens under 5" even that would be pushing it.

It's just one of those 'because we can' type things. It's also interesting to have a look through 3.0, even if it's in alpha.

wp7 4tw, hahah dunno rerally ive never liked android from its whole inyerface thing, wp7 always stood out for me but dont call me a fanboy cus i couldnt afford either on contract for at least 10 months cus of current financial obligations, stuck with me iphone 3GS which im about 850% x million bored with

psionicinversion said,
wp7 4tw, hahah dunno rerally ive never liked android from its whole inyerface thing, wp7 always stood out for me but dont call me a fanboy cus i couldnt afford either on contract for at least 10 months cus of current financial obligations, stuck with me iphone 3GS which im about 850% x million bored with

I'm the opposite, I like their integration with Zune and Xbox, but the interface is what turns me away from WP7

psionicinversion said,
wp7 4tw, hahah dunno rerally ive never liked android from its whole inyerface thing, wp7 always stood out for me but dont call me a fanboy cus i couldnt afford either on contract for at least 10 months cus of current financial obligations, stuck with me iphone 3GS which im about 850% x million bored with

Learn how to type before you actually diss something. And what is the point to paste this on here? Just so you can start trollin?