Pixel density hack changes your Honeycomb tablet interface to Gingerbread

Pixel density hack changes your Honeycomb tablet interface to Gingerbread
Ha! Honeycomb might be designed by Google specifically for tablets, but it seems that Google has the Android Gingerbread interface hidden underneath as this hack easily turns your Honeycomb tablet into one running the Gingerbread UI. All that’s required is root access and an app allowing you to change the LCD Density setting (such as the recommended LCDDensity for Root), which seems to be the trigger feature for the interfaces.

After getting root access, finding and changing the pixel density to 170 or higher and rebooting afterwards would take you to the Gingerbread UI, more common on phones. Reverting back to Honeycomb is as easy as editing the pixels per inch to 160 or less and reboot the device. After all, it seems that Google might have not exactly taken a ground-up approach when building its tablet-optimized user interface, doesn’t it? Check out the video demonstration below for yourself and don’t hesitate let us know which one you prefer and why.

source: Android Community



2. jop1n1

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 15, 2008

Does this mean there could be an update for any android phone to Honeycomb? Maybe keeping the gingerbread interface but getting some tweaks under the hood...

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

there are already plenty of roms out there that integrate looks and other things from the honeycomb OS. kind of interesting though. Makes me wonder if Honeycomb is just a highly specialized launcher now.

5. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

okay... so basically honeycomb is a reskinned gingerbread... so much for from the ground up google...

6. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

It definately isn't gingerbread. It's the UI which gets changed by the pixel density. NOT THE OS! Im sure if he goes back to check the version of ths OS, it still says 3.1

9. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

im sure it does to, but really, it just shows they didnt redo it as much as they told us they did...

7. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

Also, it looks like this is a hacked honeycomb rom running on top of FROYO. Dell streak 7 ships with a Froyo, remember? The notification bar proves that its froyo not gingerbread. Google is definately not to be blamed.

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

well this may be related to whats being talked about the merge of mobile and tablet into one big project, and this just means the OS is trying to figure out if is on a tablet or on a phone witch could means the OS can tell the apps how to adapt to everything by being able to adapt by itself and "ground work"? you ever believed that bs? companies tell you they make stuff from the ground just to sound pretty when talking

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