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Your Honeycomb Tablet Has a Gingerbread UI

By - Source: Pocketables | B 20 comments

Honeycomb on its own not enough for you?

Google plans to eventually have both Android tablets and smartphones running Ice Cream Sandwich. However, until then, Google tablets are running the company’s tablet-optimized version of Android, Honeycomb, while phones are based on Gingerbread, aka Android 2.3.

However, those with tablet rocking Honeycomb needn’t feel left out of the Gingerbread fun. Pocketables reports modder Graffix0214 has discovered that bumping the pixel density (ppi) from 160 to higher than 170 will transform your rooted Honeycomb tablet into a Gingerbread tablet. You can use ‘LCDDensity for Root’ to tweak the dpi and toggle back and forth between Honeycomb and Gingerbread as much as you like.

Check the video to see this hack in action:

Streak 7 running honeycomb hidden gingerbread

(via ElectricPig)

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    micr0be , May 21, 2011 6:00 AM
    say what ???
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    chrisb2e9 , May 21, 2011 6:06 AM
    Words cannot describe...
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    Anonymous , May 21, 2011 7:48 AM
    Sort of like using a wire hanger to fix a broken rabbit ear antenna on an old TV set.
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    ravewulf , May 21, 2011 7:59 AM
    Damn, now I'm hungry for a real ice cream sandwich. I love those things.
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    Anonymous , May 21, 2011 8:16 AM
    Didn't everyone know this? We found out on the modaco blade forums as soon as someone got a bootable honeycomb working.
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    fir_ser , May 21, 2011 8:38 AM
    Good discovery by Graffix0214.
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    rohitbaran , May 21, 2011 12:42 PM
    Can they just mention the OS version and do away with the junk food titles? It is really not very enlightening.
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    dark_lord69 , May 21, 2011 4:35 PM
    Honeycomb, Gingerbread and now Ice Cream Sandwiches? I'm confused, are talking food or tablets?
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    Anonymous , May 21, 2011 5:08 PM
    iOS is Much Better - More smoother and no lag
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    Anonymous , May 21, 2011 6:30 PM
    I also noticed that NOTHING worked well while it was in "gingerbread UI" mode. Btw I don't think it was really gingerbread, just amping the pixel density forces the os to think its running on a small high density screen...therefore the UI changes.

    Nothing is actually stopping honeycomb from running on a smartphone, it COULD run right now if you wanted it to.
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    jcaulley_74 , May 21, 2011 8:42 PM
    Quote:
    iOS is Much Better - More smoother and no lag


    Such a glowing endorsement for iOS users.
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    xmaswraith , May 21, 2011 11:20 PM
    I don't use honeycomb per say, but my kids use Trix. Because Trix is only for kids.
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    best mouse , May 22, 2011 5:28 AM
    Silly Rabbit!
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    cpatel1987 , May 22, 2011 6:43 AM
    yeyayaiOS is Much Better - More smoother and no lag


    BUT, can it run flash? And most importantly, is it named after an awesome desert? No it isn't. Ice Cream Sandwiches are so much cooler.
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    bb33 , May 23, 2011 2:12 AM
    dont forget frozen yogurt, cupcake, donut, and eclair lol.
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    neo_anderson , May 23, 2011 4:28 AM
    You guys do know that its just alphabetical, take the first letter, drop the rest. Perfectly logical naming scheme to me, and still fun

    Froyo - F
    Gingerbread - G
    Honeycomb - H
    Ice cream Sandwich - I
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    syrious1 , May 23, 2011 2:51 PM
    J - Jellybean?

    This isn't fun.
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    datawrecker , May 23, 2011 3:41 PM
    yeyayaiOS is Much Better - More smoother and no lag


    And it would be worth something if you could do anything with it.
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    NapoleonDK , May 23, 2011 11:49 PM
    neo_andersonYou guys do know that its just alphabetical, take the first letter, drop the rest. Perfectly logical naming scheme to me, and still funFroyo - FGingerbread - GHoneycomb - HIce cream Sandwich - I
    Not to mention Cupcake, Donut, and Eclair before that! ;) 
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    eddieroolz , May 24, 2011 2:34 AM
    If this reduces lag, anything would do. Honeycomb tablets I tested were very slow.