I know it's off topic but cant find answers anywhere. Tablet rom development


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  1. luigic81

    luigic81 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So my situation, I was fortunate to earn a free ipad wifi/3g 16gb from a sales contest at work, well Ive played with the thing for a few weeks and I have to say apple blows. Anyways gunna sell it on ebay, looking like I can get about $450 for it.
    I then want to take the money and buy an android tablet, i really want a honeycomb one, but I know they are very expensive as they are just coming out.
    So I thought to myself why couldn't I just buy a tablet that comes with Froyo, and then root it, and flash a custom honeycomb rom once a developer ports it over to my device..? It would save me alot of cash/waiting

    So a few questions about that

    1. I didnt see much on XDA for tablet rom development, does anyone know if and where one can find custom roms for tablets? I'm waiting to pull the trigger until I know that I can find a custom honeycomb rom. Dont get me wrong if it comes down to it a froyo tablet is still 1 million times better than a freaking ipad, but I would like to have honeycomb

    Sorry I know it's not the right forum, but I have posted on tablet forums and none knows anything about where to find roms etc.. and I know there is alot of resourceful people in this forum who probly have tablets too :)
    Thanks!!!
     

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  2. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

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    Well, I found a few interesting links on the galaxy tab thread over at xda.

    Porting Honeycomb - Seems like it's not quite ready yet, but soon. So maybe by the time you sell the ipad. (by the way, I don't get the hype. Everyone I know is freaking out about the ipad2).
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    I hope that helps.
     
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    luigic81 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    awesome thanks! So let me ask you this, becuase this will also have a big bearing on which tab I get.
    I would assume that the developers would have to port over honeycomb for each device right? Kinda like how an incredible rom wont work on a EVO. With so many tabs out there by so many manufacturers I'm sure they will not all get supported.... So in your opinion would I have to go with something popular like a galaxy tab in I wanted to get honeycomb on there? Opposed to say something like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xq3x3BcHnE
    which has basically the same internals as the Xoom but costs $399..? But it's running froyo

    I guess the simplier question from someone like me who doesnt really know much, is .. could someone use a galaxy tab port of honeycomb on something like that A10 from elocity, or is each rom have to be device specific?

    Thanks!
     
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    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

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    man if you are going to get a tablet, might i suggest the motorolla xoom. i played with the thing today at best buy. and man it is sweet!!!!!! honeycomb goodness with dual core processor! i have no doubt that someone over at xda will get this beast rooted. at $799 though that is a lot of change that i will have to save up for.

    here is the forum over on xda:Xoom Android Development - xda-developers
     
  5. luigic81

    luigic81 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yea I dont want to spend more than what I can get for the ipad which looks to be $450, thats exactly why I was asking about getting a froyo tab and then rooting it and flashing a custom honeycomb rom when they come out.... not sure if thats a realistic way to look at it though. A non honeycomb tablet running CM7 still would be nice, but I want me some honeycomb! lol
     
  6. Cryptic79

    Cryptic79 VIP Member VIP Member

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    Check out the Viewsonic G-Tablet. Under $400. Strong dev community (here and XDA). Tegra 2, 512 RAM, no GPS or 3G/4G. 10 inch. No Honeycomb port...yet. I'm sure there'll be something soon.
     
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    luigic81 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    nice thanks, Looks pretty cool, and there is instructions all over google on how to root them. Sweet :)
     

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