Coders run Android 3.0 on Honeycomb-less tablets
Unofficial upgrades available
Owners of Toshiba's Folio 100, a tablet that shipped with Android 2.2, can now upgrade to Honeycomb - unofficially, at least.
The Folio 100 is unlikely ever to gain such an upgrade formally - its spec isn't up to snuff, as far as Google is concerned. But enterprising coders have succeeded in porting over Android 3.0 to the device.
The caveat is that you may not want the more recent OS. Among the list of features broken in the porting process are the tablet's rotation sensors and its ability to wake from sleep. Snoozing is permanent: "It's sleeping forever - cannot be awaken, kernel issue," says one poster. "Change screen timeout to avoid it."
Wi-Fi network scanning works after a reboot, and while the SD card slot also works, the tablet won't be able to spot any media files stored there, or on its own Flash store.
I'm posting from Vegacomb Beta 1.4 right now; it's very stable, fast as you like at 1ghz and even better at 1.4ghz, and is mostly working - it's certainly fine for casual browsing and general use.
Hugely impressed with thier work to date.
In other news
In other news, developers have managed to get Android 2.2 running on a rather large and (now) surly seabass.
"It's sleeping forever - cannot be awaken, kernel issue,"
Just set it to not sleep. Not that big of a deal.
Got to laugh. The old software practises of game development in the 1980 by the young are still with us. But now they're hacking into tablets and phones. Should prove interesting what they develop into in 10 years time.
Agreed RE: Tabletroms
A lot of this work has been a collaborative effort, or work based upon that, in order to get HC running on a number of similar devices: Notion Ink Adam and Advent Vega included. Most of that work has been going on at Tabletroms, so an update to the article to give proper credit would be nice.
Also, almost a whole article about porting HC to a device on which it barely works, yet only 1 paragraph about the port to a device where it works brilliantly? 'Ave a word with yourselves, lads...