June 27, 2011
So you can’t really get honeycomb on your phone? Nah, not at least till Ice Cream sandwich unifies the Honeycomb and Gingerbread. Don’t worry you can get a flavor Honeycomb with Honeycomb Launcher that installs on Any Android Phone.
This is not the standard launcher that everyone makes, it’s aa Android 3.0 Honeycomb clone, however its in beta, improvements are expected.
You get Honeycomb’s quick menus and much more fancy stuff like Grids for icons and widgets.
The Portrait grid is a 10×10 and the landscape grid is 10×8. Widgets and icons can be arranged in any way you wish to.
May 10, 2011
So what’s new?
- Movie rentals
- Android Honeycomb 3.1 on Tablets, Google TV
- Google Music – Cloud music streaming for all devices, browser
- Android IceCream 4.0 for smartphones, tablets
- Guaranteed frequent software updates to selected partners
- Android Hardware accessory support
- External USB devices connectivity support
- Android@Home – Home automation with Android
Read the detail at Google IO 2011 Android Keynote Takeaways.
You can watch the event live at Google I/O 2011 Live.
April 26, 2011
One variant is Qriocity-focused 9.4-inch S1 media tablet with a curvy designs having both front- and rear-facing cameras, and looks like a folded book from rear. S1 tablet features a Tegra 2 SoC. Sony has also come up with a “Quick and Smooth” touch panel UI with “Swift” web browser. The device can also be used as a remote control for any of the Sony Electronics: TVs, music systems, players, alike thanks to the infrared port.
The other Tablet form sony would be called S2 and has a dual screen each sizing up at 5.5-inch driving a resolution of 1,024 x 480 pixels on each display, Tegra 2 SoC, and camera. Believe us, this tablet can fit in any pocket, when folded. The UI has been decided to suit dual screens ‘Split-reader, split-keyboard and messaging and split display and game controllers for PS One gaming.
Both the new Sony Tablets are PlayStation Certified, support DLNA, and are WiFi and 3G/4G “compatible” according to Sony. Official price is still unknown but sources claim that S1, S2 would cost $599, $699.
April 19, 2011
You can install Honeycomb Lockscreen on your android phone and theme it to different flavors.
XDA member Drakknar has created the most closest lockscreen that mocks Honeycomb on Gingerbread. It works great in both orientations and looks superb.
It has full drag and unlock functional and also has all of your most important information displayed : missed calls, new messages, new emails, and your current battery percentage. It also looks like a music player is integrated underneath the clock, for even more flexibility.
Mad-murdock has planned to add this lockscreen as the last step of his CM7 tablet tweaks 2
April 6, 2011
Google’s new Music player has been leaked at different stage of development and thats what makes it possible Get Google Cloud Music Sync on Android Gingerbread & honeycomb.
The latest development brings a more stable and robust version of the Android music app that supports music streaming. The new Music player mimics the version seen on Honeycomb, only it works flawlessly on your smaller smartphone.
As you can from the shot above, you now get the “Recent” section with album previews and a scrolling wheel feel, streaming music service that I can’t figure out how to unlock, and a much more finished experience than the previous leak.
March 6, 2011
A new HD Honeycomb Live wallpaper is now available for all your Android phones, Tablets.
- Ad free
- HD Look
- Supports all types of resolutions: LDPI, MDPI and HDPI and even supports legacy phones ( G1, MyTouch and similar ) + tablet support since version 1.04
- Three distinct modes for you to play with (Racing Flares, Lightning Strikes and Electric Sparks)
- Customizable framerate to suit the processing power of your phone
- Customizable trail length, colors and frequency
- On Lightning Strikes mode, tap the screen to provoke a lightning
- Low battery drain in comparison to other live wallpapers (-6 to -10mA drain. Very little, I tell you.)
February 27, 2011
Note: This is not a proper port, with this port some of the stuff like your wireless radio might not work. This is not meant to be your primary OS.
You just need boot.img to get going with your device :
- Dump your current working boot.img and Unpack it.
- Uncompress boot.img-ramdisk.gz
- ADD the dnsproxy line in init.rc for netd daemon service
service netd /system/bin/netd
socket netd stream 0660 root system
socket dnsproxyd stream 0660 root inet <—-
4. Recompress edited ramdisk.
5. Create your new boot.img
Swap the boot.img in the update.zip and it should work. If u have an instruction error(0) while flashing you’ll have to change the updater binary in META-INF/ for one that is compiled for your ARM version.
That was for SDK preview, I had to do alot of modifications with the full SDK. The idea is still the same tho, compare the SDK ramdisk with yours and edits
If you can’t dump / unpack / repack a boot.img then you can’t port the SDK but you can learn how on this wiki.