If you were holding off on the Honeycomb port for Nook Color because some pretty major features like sound and SD card storage weren't working, then it might be time to start downloading.  The SD card image (from developer deeper-blue) has been updated after only a day to take care of both of those issues.

At this point, the most glaring omission is root access, but considering we've gone from Google releasing their Honeycomb SDK preview to having a ROM that's pretty much ready for daily use in less than a week is quite a testament to this mysterious developer from Chicago.

Head on over to our How-To thread in the forums for the download and all the details--then follow along at home on our live blog of Google's "introduction" to Honeycomb today.  [xda-developers]

 
There are 19 comments

bassmanxu says:

This is really cool. Just more proof of how bad@ss Android and the Android dev community are!

original00 says:

Wow! I'm really tempted to get a nook now. This is why I love android. Not gb but hc on an ereader! Go xda!

PortareAF says:

Wow, this is very impressive for just working with a preview...Perhaps Google underestimated the power of the Darkside...

eric6052 says:

The pace of these releases is amazing. I ordered a new 8gb class 10 card to put Nookie Froyo on, but now it may go to Gingerbread.

caravella says:

Did you say this developer is from Chicago? This is a testament to how much you can accomplish when you're snowed in.

El Jefe says:

Why is Einstein licking the back of his e-reader? :)

He likes honey?

Because it tastes like HONEYCOMB!!! (not really, but it works, so I'll roll with it)

junglejunkie says:

Well by the time my Nook Color gets here, Honeycomb should be very usable. :)

Wesley1 says:

This dev could teach major manufacturers a thing or two, especially Samsung.

zepper#AC says:

There needs to be a clear set of instructions after you do the down loads. After down loading the file the instruction are not all that clear how to unzip the file and get them on the the storage card that goes into the nook. We need to know which unzip program to down load when you get to the site since there is all different progams to use.

What page are you looking at? The one we have describes everything you just said.

zepper#AC says:

Under download WinImage file to unzip the program to put on micro card that goes into the nook color e-reader. When you go to the winImage site there are different ones to download. I have tried different ones. but cannot find any that show under 'Disk' choose "Restore Virtual Image to Physical Drive. I know its me I just need help on this one.

I think the forum thread would be a much more appropriate place to ask this question.

JuneBeatle80 says:

I just did this; it was EXTREMELY simple and works AMAZINGLY well. I had to create an account just to let everyone know and say thanks to the programmer!

ChrisFricke says:

Invite this Dev to the podcast, please. I think many of us would like to hear what he has to say about his process, experience, and other things Android dev related.

google123 says:

What is really amazing is how some of these developers can port things over and get them working great in a matter of weeks while huge companies can't get an update going until someone somewhere files a lawsuit.

willmsbrg says:

I was using it on the SD card since version 2. This morning I went flash-able to internal with the 1.1Ghz overclock. Took no time at all.. Everything works perfectly, mail, contacts, market and sd card storage mounting.

Everyone that (made/makes) this possible has been doing amazing work.
Just imagine once a totally complete/stable version will be~~

skallywag13 says:

do I have to install android market separately?