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Nook Color Honeycomb Port Available for You to Try
I’m sure you’re all aware of the recent CES announcement of Google’s latest edition of the Android platform, Honeycomb, which is designed with tablet PCs rather than phones in mind. Many of you will also have been excited to see that XDA developer deeper-blue managed to port the preview version of the operating system found in the SDK to the popular Barnes and Noble Nook Color e-reader/Android tablet. However, it is not until this week that deeper-blue decided to release the ROM to the public.
While it’s important to remember that this preview build of Honeycomb is in no way the final product (expect general bugginess and slowness until development gathers more momentum), this is an extremely interesting step forward for both the device and the platform. The modified image resembles the first custom ROM based on Android 3.0, with the first official Honeycomb device, the Motorola Xoom, being released this month.
Features that have been confirmed to be working on this build are sound, graphics acceleration, SD card, YouTube, accelerometer, wireless, touchscreen, hard buttons and sleeping.
If you’re the owner of a Nook Color and would like to give Honeycomb a try, head to the development thread for more details. However, you must note that this is an active developmental project – try not to post questions for which you could easily find the answer by searching the forums, as this makes important feedback harder for the developer to find.
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