Jan 29 AT 2:57 PM Nick Gray 8 Comments

UPDATED: NOOKcolor gets treated to an early taste of Honeycomb

We’re already talked about the NOOKcolor as an Android tablet, but you probably wouldn’t have thought that it would be the first device to get an unofficial Honeycomb (Android 3.0) port. The good folks over at XDA-Developers have managed to extract an Android 3.0 build from the SDK preview that Google made available earlier this week.

As of now, the developer responsible for the port has not made any of his work available to the public. He’s managed to hack touch input support into the build, but it sounds like there’s plenty of work to be done to improve performance and usability.

Developers are hoping that Google will finally be releasing the official SDK and source code for Android 3.0 sometime next week. Once the source code is released, we could see Honeycomb loaded up on the NOOKcolor, Samsung Galaxy Tab, and any other Android tablet that’s already out in the wild.

Via: Engadget

Source: XDA-Developers

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/emogamer Christopher Chavez

    I can’t WAIT til they release the source code for Honeycomb..

    As far as SDK ports.. I don’t mess with those =p

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      I’m pretty sure they won’t release the source code until they first release the Xoom, it’s not like they released the source code before they released the Nexus 1, or Nexus S, etc. It gives more spotlight to the newest product and gives more incentive to go into the store and play with the new version.

    • http://Website Nick

      Right….. I was actually going to mention your video where you showed off the G1 running the Android 2.0 build that was based off the SDK dumb. :) http://www.youtube.com/user/EmoGamer#p/u/54/0ijAgr7v8Mo

  • http://Website Alex

    can’t wait for the nexus version, even thought we still waiting for 2.3.

    • http://Website Alex

      lol apparently I can’t spell.

      • http://Website Jayson

        It’s funny, because in the article, “though” is used instead of “thought.” #spellcheck

  • http://dakidsbac@aol.com Ray

    Nexus one. All i have 2 say.

  • http://Website A-Droid

    ..and I wondered what’s the reason Google has removed the Honeycomb preview SDK from the internet. Now I understand ;)