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So is this baby getting honeycomb as well?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by melantus, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. melantus

    melantus Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I tried a google search and I've found a lot conflicting information. So as title says is honeycomb coming to the OG Tab?
     



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  2. Beards

    Beards Android Expert

    I would so love to tell you yes....... but frankly, I doubt it.
    Gingerbread yes but Honeycomb... The only way you will get that is through a third-party xda-devs port or if lucky from samfirmware.com
     
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  3. melantus

    melantus Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well that sucks, I wonder if doing something like that is on XDA radar at the moment?
     
  4. Beards

    Beards Android Expert

    If it does come it will have to a cut-and-push job as Honeycomb is not designed for single core hardware devices such as the Tab.

    Personally I would be a little concerned running a cut-job version of Honeycomb as basically you are then saying goodbye to any further official updates and you will have also thrown your warranty straight out of the window.

    The problem is not down to Samsung..... No, this time it's a constraint of both the hardware and Google Android.

    Have a read of this if it helps.
     
  5. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Nah, cut and push job? Thats what samsung would want you to believe!
     
  6. Beards

    Beards Android Expert

    Samsung don't have much say in it, not with the processor that's in the current Tab.
    Honeycomb is simply not designsd for single core devices. That's why if anyone does make a Honeycomb ROM for the Tab it will have to be a 'cut-&-push'.
     
  7. olivergrovez

    olivergrovez Lurker

    Surely the quote from Android 3.0 Preview Platform Highlights (Android 3.0 Platform Highlights | Android Developers) would suggest otherwise??

    "Support for multicore processor architectures
    Android 3.0 is the first version of the platform designed to run on either single or multicore processor architectures. A variety of changes in the Dalvik VM, Bionic library, and elsewhere add support for symmetric multiprocessing in multicore environments. These optimizations can benefit all applications, even those that are single-threaded. For example, with two active cores, a single-threaded application might still see a performance boost if the Dalvik garbage collector runs on the second core. The system will arrange for this automatically."

    -OG.
     
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  8. Beards

    Beards Android Expert

    That's all well and good saying it supports single-core but only where the speed is greater.
    The 1Ghz processor on the Tab is simply not fast enough to be included as a single core supported thread.
    Have another read of the link I referred to where it explains the Galaxy Tab will not run Honeycomb in a true and full ROM package.
     
  9. lekky

    lekky Lover

    How do you know that? If it really couldn't run it then the google dev would have said so. I think you're just letting samsung get away with it..
     
  10. Beards

    Beards Android Expert

    There's a big difference between single-threaded application's that will run on dual core and single core processors that can't run multi-threaded applications.

    Even the Dev said in his example he made:-
    " For example, with two active cores, a single-threaded application might still see a performance boost if the Dalvik garbage collector runs on the second core."

    Also what about the minimum resolution of Honeycomb which runs at a screen resolution of 1280-by-720 or greater.
    As we know, the Tab only provides a resolution of 1024-by-600 which is under the minimum requirement.
     
  11. lekky

    lekky Lover

    I'm not sure what you're trying to say. Google have developed honeycomb to run on both. That means no apps will require multiple cores. They are innately developed to work on both. We aren't talking about performance boosts on dual core.

    I don't think that's true? Wheres the source of that info?
     
  12. Beards

    Beards Android Expert

    It's probably best if we both agree to disagree on this.
    We are both well educated and sound in our reasonings.... We've simply hit a block.



    Have a read at that link I gave earlier on, it mentions in there about the screen resolution.
     
  13. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Well you might be right Beards, but I'm gonna wait until it comes from the mouth of google, not an app dev or samsung.

    I strongly believe they would have mentioned a thing like that if it were true, until then, everything else is just rumour.

    PC World article? It also mentions dual core as a minimum spec..
     
  14. Beards

    Beards Android Expert

    My regards to Manchester....
    I was up there last month at the Central University Hospital listening to the latest Biomedical Research which the Hospital & University is well loved for.
     

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