Honeycomb SDK Preview Finds Its Way Onto NOOKcolor

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Nook Color HoneycombLess than a week after its release to the public, developer deeper-blue (aka Rafael Brune) has managed to port the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) SDK preview to his NOOKcolor, and has released the port to the public.

Getting the Android 3.0 SDK onto the NOOKcolor was a gradual process for Brune, who managed to get his eReader to boot the new OS only two days after Google released the SDK preview to the public. Two days after that, he got the graphics acceleration up and running before eventually finishing the port this past weekend.

The ROM port is set up to run off of an SD card (5GB capacity or greater) and lets users experience Honeycomb with a number of working elements, including its graphics acceleration, accelerometer, wireless internet, touchscreen, buttons, and the sleep/wake function.

If you would rather not go through the trouble of installing the SDK on your NOOKcolor, you won’t have long to wait if you still want a taste of Honeycomb. Google will give a preview of the OS to certain invited members of the press on Feb 2 at their Mountain View campus, but the entire event will be streamed live starting at 1 PM EST at YouTube.com/android.

Source: Android Central



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