We already know that Google will be mixing Honeycomb, Gingerbread and Google TV into a delicious Ice Cream Sandwich this Christmas. What you might know is that there’s actually a lot of code being shared between these three versions. So much in fact, that you can easily turn your Honeycomb tablet into an over-sized version of your Android phone.
That’s exactly what the fine gentlemen at XDA did today. By just changing the LCD density on a Honeycomb device, the OS will recognize the change and reveal the Gingerbread UI. You can easily achieve this by installing an app like LCDDensity for Root, and changing the LCD density to anything higher than 170ppi. After the excitement fades off, you’ll probably want to go back to the much better Honeycomb UI. To do this, simply set the LCD density to 160ppi or below.
Maybe it won’t be that hard for Google to merge all these versions together, seeing as Honeycomb is already Gingerbread at heart. Bringing the Honeycomb UI to phones and TVs might be a much more arduous job, though. Now let’s watch Honeycomb turn into Gingerbread right before our eyes.