Earlier, Google announced that Android 3.0 Honeycomb won’t be open sourced – meaning AOSP fans will have to wait until Android 3.1 is released to get their hands on the updated code. That’s not going to stop modders from getting Honeycomb running on unsupported devices, of course.

Last week, the Notion Ink Adam got its first taste of Honeycomb, though it was still plenty rough around the edges. Now, however, developers have managed to get one more important piece of the Honeycomb puzzle working on both the Adam and the Advent Vega.

Tabletroms has updated its initial build with hardware acceleration support, which brings the mod within striking distance of full Honeycomb functionality. As you can see in the demo video, Honeycomb looks silky-smooth with HWA along for the ride.

via My Tablet Life


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2 replies on “Android 3.0 Honeycomb port for Notion Ink Adam and Advent Vega gets hardware acceleration”

  1. Meh. I like my Viewsonic G-Tablet and am as keen on hacking as anyone, but I really don’t see the point. As we’re seeing with native Honeycomb tablets, the change to a hardware-button-less UI isn’t going smoothly and when you add a closed-source platform and software that’s not intended for your actual device into it, the experience is (imho) always going to be suboptimal.
    With actual Gingerbread releases starting to appear for Harmony platform based devices (LG Optimus 2X, Notion Ink Adam promised), it should be only a short time until we see really polished Gingerbread releases for other devices, and that’s what I’m excited about.
    Disclaimer: I really like the 3- or 4-button paradigm, so maybe I’m just old-fashioned.

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