Samsung Galaxy Tab might seem underpowered and may not be as hot as the new iPad 2 and Motorola Xoom. But we cannot deny the fact that it is still a capable device with a 1GHz CPU among some other decent specs, and it is being used by many people since it’s release. Few weeks have passed since we mentioned the work in progress about the Android Honeycomb port for the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Now rejoice Samsung Galaxy Tab owners as a test build port of the Android Honeycomb has been released by the XDA developer spacemoose1. This is an alpha build but it still it should work on the Samsung Galaxy Tab from Sprint and Verizon.
Following features are currently working at the moment according to the developer:
- Base system
- Hardware acceleration (with some errors)
- Modified KhasMek Voodoo OC 1.4 kernel (needs improvement)
Apart from that everything else is not working at the moment such as GPS, 3G, Wi-Fi, accelerometer, SD access.
As a demonstration, have a look at the following demo of the Honeycomb running on the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Tab:
Please note that to install the Android Honeycomb on your Samsung Galaxy Tab you must root it first. For that you can follow very simple instructions that we posted earlier. After that head over to the related thread at the XDA developer forums to download the ROM and follow the instruction to install the port to your Samsung Galaxy Tab.
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