The turn-around time between source releases and dev community releases seems to be shrinking more and more these days.  Just two days after Google released the Honeycomb SDK Preview, dev deeper-blue now has a (very early) port of it running on his Nook Color.

Originally describing it as a "zombie" without any touchscreen or hardware acceleration, he later reported that he has the touchscreen working and hopes to work on acceleration over the weekend.

While this won't be able to escalate into full-blown Honeycomb on the Nook until after Google releases the full source (presumably sometime after the release of the Motorola Xoom), this could be quite a treat for those itching for the buzz of Android 3.0.   [xda-developers]

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moosc says:

Sweet pure awesomeness

That settles my tablet purchase plans then

JediJesus95 says:

Not bad for a $250 tablet.

Tonio21 says:

Sweet. Can't wait for it. Least I'll have a tablet without a contract that didn't / doesn't break the bank. This makes my samsung epic look sooo bad.

dcreed says:

Must resist...must resist....

crazace says:

I cant wait! I have been waiting for this! 2.1 on the nook is great but this is gonna make it even better!

dacp283 says:

Yup thats it. Buying a nook color tomorrow

reverepats says:

havent really gotten into the NOOK too much, but are u guys telling me that u can use the nOOK as a regular tablet just by rooting it?

crazace says:

Yes check out the nook color forums.

n25philly says:

It's a little limited, but yes it turns it into a full tablet. It's very good for things like web browsing and has a very nice screen, but there are limitations. For example is sucks for playing videos.

dacp283 says:

Reverepats that's exactly right. Check out the nook forums for more info.

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jonnyl says:

I just jizzed in my pants.

TekWarren says:

These guys are simply amazing.

This would be sweet. While the Nookie Froyo is cool, Froyo isn't really designed to be a tablet OS. You can use it, but it just doesn't cut it.

rx515 says:

Bought one yesterday. Running Nookie from sd right now. Really solid device.

MarkMcCoskey says:

GREAT!!! My Nook Color awaits.

Any idea what this will do for speed? I'm currently getting between 1500 & 1600 Quadrant scores, even with a class 4 SD card (a class 10 is on the way). Will Honeycomb make it even faster?

Gameboy70 says:

Just picked up a Nook a couple of days ago. I was going to wait until the return period expired to root and overclock it, but it's great to know that Honeycomb is on the horizon.

patfactorx says:

The community is what makes Android THE winner

Flst2000us says:

Just think about loading Honeycomb on the ASUS EP121 with a I5 and 4 Gigs of ram kicks the Xoom to the corner or no to the next block yea

lexs says:

are you sure its legit and not just some screencaps of the SDK put on the nook?

dathrill4u says:

For a user like myself (general web surfing, email..etc) This sounds too good to be true.

Plus I think I saw a coupon recently from B&N for 50%

I may have to call shinanigans on this one.

rx515 says:

Every B&N coupon I've seen excludes the Nook... I dont think they have any coupons for it.

ebarr727 says:

Getting Honeycomb on the NC for $250 IS THE coupon!