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Video: DROID Incredible Gets a Taste of Honeycomb

Yep, someone actually took the Honeycomb SDK preview and ported it over to one of our family members, the DROID Incredible.  Obviously nothing works here, but the idea of it is just too much to pass up on.  You really won’t see anything special out of this as the Honeycomb launcher will not work correctly, so just take this as us giving the developer community a thumbs up for being awesome.  Can’t wait until next Wednesday when we’re hoping the full SDK will be released.    

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Via:  T3HH4XX0R

Cheers Stephen!

  • R2doesinc

    Its real, though lame. heres a newer, better version, including a download
    http://t3hh4xx0r.com/?p=1350

  • Steelertown PO

    Will the droid 2 get honeycomb?????

  • The350zWolf

    Why mess with honeycomb -meant for tablets- when “there is” a phone android release called Gingerbread? Where is my Gingerbread, damm it?!?!?!

    • Anonymous

      Honeycomb > Gingerbread.

  • wheels

    do want honeycomb lockscreen

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    wow what a shitty video now this was stupid

  • http://www.twitter.com/dailydroidapp AndroFan

    Wtf is this…there’s literally no proof that this is Honeycomb…no show of settings, nothing. Are we just taking him at his word. I call bullshit until proof otherwise.

    • tanknspank

      Take the emulator, change the resolution to WVGA (I think) and bam, it looks like this. Why do people like you have to be so defensive? It’s not like he touched you inappropriately, he just decided to port honeycomb to the Droid Inc and got some unexpected results. Is it Honeycomb? Yes, yes it is. But it is not the honeycomb you see on tablets. If anything, this proves that there is already some sort of support for smaller screens, yet not supporting the full honeycomb user interface (hence the almost froyo like look) and launcher, making the possibility that they will start working on the rest of this before the official release (i.e. source).

      Anyway, this community is mostly reliable. No need to feel that something has been faked or unreal.

    • tanknspank

      Take the emulator, change the resolution to WVGA (I think) and bam, it looks like this. Why do people like you have to be so defensive? It’s not like he touched you inappropriately, he just decided to port honeycomb to the Droid Inc and got some unexpected results. Is it Honeycomb? Yes, yes it is. But it is not the honeycomb you see on tablets. If anything, this proves that there is already some sort of support for smaller screens, yet not supporting the full honeycomb user interface (hence the almost froyo like look) and launcher, making the possibility that they will start working on the rest of this before the official release (i.e. source).

      Anyway, this community is mostly reliable. No need to feel that something has been faked or unreal.

      • http://www.twitter.com/dailydroidapp AndroFan

        How was my post defensive? I think you’re confusing “skepticism” for “defensiveness”. I definitely noticed the resolution change, but that’s something that – correct me if I’m wrong – can be pretty easily replicated/faked through apps like this: http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/change-android-screen-resolution-with-lcd-density/. If this is a true Honeycomb port, that’s something wonderful and worth praising. If it’s a fake, it’s worth verbally chiding, since fakes do nothing to aid interested folks in any way. I proposed a simple statement: we have absolutely zero proof that this isn’t a fake, and until otherwise I will remain skeptical (though cautiously optimistic). I see nothing controversial about my post.

        • tanknspank

          Sorry, yes, I spent a few minutes and couldn’t come up with anything better! XD

          Anyway, if you need some proof, this is all I have to offer.

          http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/28/android-3-0-honeycomb-emulator-has-traces-of-smartphone-support/

          Otherwise, I have no trouble believing this is a port at all. Ports happen constantly. Gingerbread ports of the sdk were all over the place when it first dropped. Can’t see why the same wouldn’t happen here.

          • http://www.twitter.com/dailydroidapp AndroFan

            Fair enough, though I’d still like to see a “settings–>phone info” screenshot…while that’s also susceptible to faking, it provides much more definitive proof of the Android version number, and is pretty easy to setup.

          • Anonymous

            As much as I want to be on your side and say this is a port of honeycomb we should take a quick look back at the last two OS’s right before they would come out the web would be crawling with people’s screenshots of photoshopped “about phone” screens, but we found out that some were fake and some real. And since no one has really played with honeycomb yet I dont see any way we can official prove or disprove this video.

          • Anonymous

            Photoshop is unnecessary when you can run a nice “su && mount -o rw,remount /system && vi /system/build.prop”.

      • Anonymous

        “Why do people like you have to be so defensive? It’s not like he touched you inappropriately”

        Quite possibly one of the funniest things Ive read all day! Yea its been a boring friday…

    • Anonymous

      “Proof” using Settings.apk is cheap, because all it takes is a rooted phone with a terminal and a file manager and five minutes to change the OS Version from 2.2.1 or whatever it really is to Windows 7.

  • Anonymous

    All this honeycomb… I just want some gingerbread, or ay least a date to look forward to

    • Jaysckap

      http://oh-my-android.com/ heres some gingerbread

    • J Dub

      Same here. I feel like usually the latest release would be all over the ROM world.

    • Anonymous

      All Gingerbread gives you is a slightly nicer button style and better icons. I’ve flashed my Inc back to CM6.1.

  • Anonymous

    Really? He couldn’t hold it sideways so we could actually look at it?

  • http://twitter.com/RageXicity Mike Rage

    Honeycomb will be amazing, but we NEED that full SDK

    • tjhrulz

      agreed

  • jtf323

    Is anyone else completely unimpressed with this as a news article?

  • Kevoskee

    promising but nothing like a full working sdk to really enjoy it

  • Anonymous

    first

    • M Burton

      Good for you

      • Anonymous

        It was my first first in 214 posts, I had to do it….

    • jtf323

      Hate to break it to you but nobody cares if you’re first.

      • Anonymous

        I could really care less about doing it constantly, but I had to do it at least once and this was my chance. No more “first” posts from me…