Having seen Barnes & Noble’s NOOKcolor gifted with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, it’s now your turn to catch a jump on Google’s official reveal of the tablet-centric OS. The talented guys over at xda-developers have released a NOOKcolor Honeycomb ROM and it’s surprisingly functional: the touchscreen, wireless and graphics acceleration all work.
The hardware buttons are also functional, along with the accelerometer (for automatic screen rotation). Still to come are sound and hardware video decoding, though neither should stop NOOKcolor owners from getting a decent impression of what Honeycomb brings to the tablet table.
If you’ve not got a NOOKcolor of your own, then head over to Android Community for the full Android 3.0 Honeycomb deep dive, and remember to join us tomorrow, Wednesday February 2, for Google’s official launch event. We’re expecting Motorola’s XOOM to get rolled out for some serious playtime, and we’ll have all the photos and video you need.
[via Android Community]
Update: Steve Troughton-Smith has put together a walkthrough video: