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Honeycomb Released On Original DROID?

Tricky title, eh? Looks like the tireless Developers over at XDA have a semi-solid build of Honeycomb available for the Original Droid. No, you can’t make calls on it, or use GPS, or use WiFi, but every passing day it seems that those features shall become reality for our old dear friend.  We should all be so optimistic to think that developers will continue to pump out work like this, long after these devices have been declared dead by their carriers, and manufacturers.

After the jump, I’ll show you what is working, and the video the developer has posted up!  

Very plainly on the XDA Forum page are two lists. Working. Non-working. They read as such:

Working:

Data
Touchscreen
Text Messages
Notification and Softkey Lights

Not Working:

Wifi
Gps
Calls (Honeycomb doesn’t come with a phone app)
Hardware acceleration
Simple auto rotation
Camera

And no where does it say they’re done. Who knows, they could get everything working besides calls of course seeing as how Honeycomb doesn’t support such things. If you wanna give it a try, and I might do the same if I have some extra time today, follow this link and see how smooth it is. Can the DROID’s processor handle the beast that is Honeycomb? Let us know!

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Source: XDA Forum

Cheers JWilliams!

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    Great article about Honeycomb. Thanks a lot for sharing. I will come again to read some new posts made of you, because you are a great writer.

  • http://www.tonerline.co.uk/ Toner catridges

    Oh,but still these are pretty good news my friend. Let’s hope that the guys from XDA will continue work on it because they did a good job. I really like honeycomb and also what you have written here. Thanks a lot for sharing

  • basit khan

    i need help rooting my phone i got the droid1 2.2.2 frg83d please can someone link me to the direction. thank u

  • Arthur Uscg

    I can see the OG Droid becoming more popular for  developers due to the # of “cheep” phones that people will be willing to play with.

  • Frenchtimj

    Yeah I really don’t see the point in this at all. The Honeycomb platform is not optimized for small screens. It was designed specifically for large screens found on tablets. These devices typically won’t have the phone apps and such as nobody is going to lug around a 10inch screen while they’re grocery shopping. You’re talking Apples and Oranges here…. 

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  • heytshirtguy

    Honeycomb on OG WOW, but no phone. Is that a bad thing…no phone calls from bill correctors, the office, or wife n kids. Hot dog sounds like a winner to me, where do I download it. LoL

    • Droider

      I feel sorry for your wife and kids if that’s your attitude.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674902817 Zach Davis

     Good thing I’ve got an extra OG droid just for this occasion :D Not on any plan, so I could care less about the phone not working. Tablet w/o the tablet :p

    • Anonymous

      wifi is sort of a want though. netflix is nice 

  • Anonymous

     Oh! You can’t make calls?Isn’t that WHAT PHONES ARE FOR?

    • Williams Caleb

      If you read the article you would realize why. HONEYCOMB is not made for phones, it is made for tablets. That being said this download gives people the chance to try out a little piece of honeycomb without having to buy an expensive tablet.

  • FortitudineVincimus

     so at this stage, it is less than half baked and hardly even worth the effort

  • Chris

    Yes Please.  Don’t wanna buy a tablet just to use Google Body.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

     OG Droid and Xoom: The only two devices Motorola got right. 

    • FortitudineVincimus

      oh, so they did the Xoom right? Hows that SD card slot working for ya?

      Please

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501095082 Chris Hughes

         Works fine…  Mine is full of music.

        *Troll

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        Hows being poor

    • Anonymous

       I don’t about the Xoom, but the OG Droid is one for the ages.  Just think about it and wonder what fun you could have with a D3 that has no Lockedbootloader, 2 GB of Ram, 2 ghz Dual Core and a special Honeycomb that includes a phone App, with a 4.3″ qhd scrreen, front/rear cacing cameraand 4LTE

      Can you say BEAST :P 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brandon-Page/726586203 Brandon Page

        2GB of ram and a 2GHz dual core? what are you smoking? 

        • Anonymous

          Dunno, but he had better pass it over here.

        • Anonymous

          Dunno, but he had better pass it over here.

      • Rob Morris

        and a car battery 

        • Anonymous

          Oh and battery life of 48hrs without a charge :)

    • Frenchtimj

      I have an OG Droid and do have to say I love this phone..now. But MOTO certainly had their issues when it first came out that’s for damn sure…It took forever for the bluetooth issues to get worked out as well as a few other nuisances.. It has slowly evolved into a solid piece but is becoming long in the tooth pretty quickly. 

    • Frenchtimj

      I have an OG Droid and do have to say I love this phone..now. But MOTO certainly had their issues when it first came out that’s for damn sure…It took forever for the bluetooth issues to get worked out as well as a few other nuisances.. It has slowly evolved into a solid piece but is becoming long in the tooth pretty quickly. 

  • Anonymous

    Loved my OG, but honestly I think I like my dinc2 better even without being rooted. However, it’s nice to see developers keeping it fresh. I’m not sure we’ll will ever see a phone bring that much excitement to us again. I mean think about far android has come in such a short time. RESPECT!

  • Anonymous

    I flenched for my droid after I read the title to pull the update :] but then got to the article :[

  • http://www.facebook.com/yerand95 Andrey Feldman

     the g1 and magic have had this forever now :P

  • http://twitter.com/jayzeroeee Joe

     This is why the Honeycomb source isn’t being released.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

     haha This is LEGIT!

  • Meticode

     It’s nice to see people still working on things like this, but sadly by the time a Honeycomb ROM comes out for the Original Motorola Droid I’ll be upgraded to a new device in August. I’m not sure what I’ll get, nothing so far has tipped me one way or the other.  me one way or the other. 

    • Anonymous

      Honeycomb shouldn’t be coming to any phone. It’s a tablet UI. It would be cool non the less. 
      Nevermind! I was just reading something on Gingerbread and mistook the two. Reading Fail for me. “Puts on Cone of Shame. <:[ "

    • Meltdown

      I upgraded from the OG Droid and they me let keep it. Guess I’m lucky. (Sarcasm). I still use it actually when my Dinc2 is charging.

      • Meltdown

        Let me keep it. I meant. Major fail…

      • Anonymous

        if you don’t want it I know someone who can take it off your hands 

  • Anonymous

     So, since Honeycomb is now on a phone, will Google finally break down and release 3.1 AOSP?

    • http://profiles.google.com/chasehammer Chase Johnson

      LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Larvia-III/41904444 Thomas Larvia III

    The reason I bought an OG Droid, developers love to provide continued support, never thought I’d be running Gingerbread on mine before any other devices even thought of getting an update to it.  As for the honeycomb though…i think i’ll just stick with the wallpapers.

  • http://profiles.google.com/xoltol Djuan Dodds

    That just shows how much Devs still love their original devices. Not to mention The Xoom and the Droid are both from motorola, and motorola is the only provider right now with a honeycomb Tab and an Unlocked bootloader phone.

    Correct me if i’m wrong please.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jeremy.sheehan Jeremy Sheehan

     GO XDA!  it’ll probably be slower than anything, but GO XDA!  

  • Anonymous

    “Not working: Calls.” Well that’s a buzzkill…

    • Anonymous

      meh I use my og droid without any service on it as an mp3 player/netflix/etc device so slap some wifi on it and this might be fun

    • Emmanuel Reynoso

      You can use GrooveIP, and this will get you calling, but you need wifi -_- or at least mobile data, and for messaging use google voice

  • Anonymous

     Droid FTW!

    I’m almost sad that I dropped mine in the toilet. 

    Then I remember that I upgraded to a Tbolt, and I’m not sad anymore. 

    • http://twitter.com/nashmax73 TomAss (TA)

      I upgraded to the HTC TB as well, but my wife is still rocking my former Moto D1. 

      Sometimes, when the TB bogs down due to too many processes running (thanks to the HTC Sense overlay and sheer amount of bloatware on the TB) it makes me yearn for my stock android, non-bloated Moto D1.

      • Muddy B00ts

        root and rom that bad boy.  Tesla coil is butter and CM7 is coming along quick. 

        • Frenchtimj

          CM7 Sucks!  It’s bloated…twitchy and unreliable. Try the liquid smooth ROM. It’s super smooth and fast! 

        • Frenchtimj

          CM7 Sucks!  It’s bloated…twitchy and unreliable. Try the liquid smooth ROM. It’s super smooth and fast! 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583883654 Steve Blais

        hows the battery life for the TB ? heard 6-8 hours on LTE.. correct?
         

        • Forgeeking

          how’s not having 4g? I heard with 3g you can get 1.5 Mbps.. correct? 

  • Goblueboy

     WHY?! seriously why?

    • Anonymous

      No no no…

      Why NOT?! 

    • http://twitter.com/asolram Andres Solano

       Just to satisfy the needs of: “it can be done”, what can be better than just be able to do it? Still love OG Droid ;)