Ben Elliott · May 1, 2011 at 06:00 am

HTC Flyer ROM on Galaxy Tab – Can We Do It?

Despite not being based on tablet-optimised Honeycomb, the ROM for the upcoming HTC Flyer tablet has attracted considerable attention due to the integration of a refreshed version of the HTC Sense interface, along with many other useful features.

Over on the Samsung Galaxy Tab forums, several users have come together with the intention of garnering enough developmental attention for a port of the Flyer’s Gingerbread-based ROM to the older device. Although they don’t expect it to be an easy task, the fact that the Galaxy Tab and the Flyer both have a 600 by 1024 pixel resolution display (unlike the 800 by 1280 found on almost all other popular Android tablets) should make such a port a fairly realistic premise.

Interest in the cause has recently been piqued after the Flyer’s software was dumped and uploaded. If you think you can help out, head on over to the project thread for more information.


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ben_duder is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above. View ben_duder's posts and articles here.
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