Google Nexus One With Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS [Unofficial]

By Sidharth | Cell Phones

Good news for those who are still holding on with their Nexus One phone: XDA forum members have once again succeeded in bringing the Android 3.0 Honeycomb on the veteran smartphone.

According to the forum member “Bypass23,” the Android 3.0 Honeycomb, reserved for tablet devices, can run on the Nexus one smartphone. Though the OS porting is successfully to some extent, there are some areas that requires polishing.

Google Nexus One And Android 3.0 OS

The active thread on the XDA forum can be found here. According to the members/developers of the forum, when you use Android 3.0 on Google nexus one, you will be a victim of the performance lagging. Sadly, making phone calls and sending SMS with Android 3.0 on Nexus One isn’t possible.

However, Wi-Fi, camera, accelerometer and bluetooth works just fine with the Honeycomb-Nexus One. So there is still some fun in adopting Android 3.0 on your Nexus One phone. I know, a lot hasn’t been achieved and no phone calls and SMS functionality is something that will keep you away from updating, but the hack is still in its “development” stage.


On the positive side: one more thing to note is that the SDK hasn’t been modified and is in its “pure” form. This opens doors for other keen developers to work on fixing Nexus one to run smoothly with the Android 3.0 Honeycomb. If this trend keeps up on the XDA forum, we could expect another update coming along in a few weeks.

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Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!