Experimental Honeycomb ROM now available for Samsung Galaxy Tab

The unofficial Android 3.0 Honeycomb port for the Samsung Galaxy Tab that we reported a couple of weeks ago has made some pretty impressive progress in a relatively short space of time. Now ROM chef spacemoose1 has made some initial alpha builds available for download, giving the CDMA Galaxy Tab its first taste of Honeycomb. The ROM is based on the Honeycomb SDK build, and although it's (mostly) functional, it's still in the early stages of development and as such is unstable, slow and prone to crashing. Check out the video above to see exactly what we mean.

So it's something you can play around with, but definitely nowhere near stable enough to use as your main ROM. Still, if you have a spare CDMA Galaxy Tab and are feeling adventurous, you can hit the source link to find out more. [XDA] Thanks for the tip, Dan!

Alex Dobie
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  • Good to see Honeycomb ROMs coming out fo the Galaxy Tab. Can't wait for a more stable version!!!
  • Sweet!!! If it gets to the point where it is stable and smooth, i may consider it. But at least we know gt CAN run honeycomb.
  • Sweet! I was feeling left out.
  • This may extend my use of the Galaxy Tab. Was ready to sell mine and put the funds toward something running Honeycomb or even, dare I say it...an iPad 2...This gives me hope. This is why I love Android. Even when the manufacturers stop support for their stuff, we can rest assured knowing some enterprising dev will squeeze every ounce of usability outta these devices....Thanks spacemoose and the whole dev community!!!!
  • I am with you when your right....I actually have mine listed on Craigslist and was wanting to trade up as my wife won't let me have both....LOL!!!
    Spacemoose1 is the man!!!!
  • Hopefully this can also be ported to the nook color in due time. The honeycomb preview port is not stable enough to run all the time
  • it is great it just needs to be more stable but so far is looking really good
  • What happened to this? The download links are all dead pages now. Does anyone have a copy they could share?