Honeycomb - Gonna be a while...

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  1. jonroach13

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    Looks like we are going to have to wait for Honeycomb goodness...

    Google released this statement:
    From Engadget:
    Google keeping Honeycomb source code on ice, says it's not ready for other devices -- Engadget
     
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    I am reading through this info as well as other info, looks like in their rush to beat the iPad2 to market Google overlooked some shortcomings in the platform. I would bet major manufacturers like Motorola and Samsung are not going to stop delivering, but it does put a freeze on the community.
     
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    Grumble sucks grumble grumble dammit!!!
     
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    At lest everyone is in the same boat.

    Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt using the Android Tablet app!
     
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    I know, but it just looks so awesome
     
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    I took the plunge the other day on woot, and ever since then I was wondering if viewsonic would put out an official honeycomb upgrade. Looks like it will be a while.

    As I wait for my gtab, I'm torn on what to do. Should I root it, and install a customer ROM? Should I wait and see if they put out an official upgrade later???

    I'm fairly tech savvy, so I'm not too worried about rooting, but the thought of bricking my device on the first day makes me nervous.

    Anyone else see the post on woot about NOT trying to root if your gtab comes with 3991 firmware.

    This forum has been a great resource. special thanks to fuganater
     
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    You can always go back to stock.
     
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    I've heard from alot of people it doesn't brick easily.
     
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    I've loaded tons of ROMs and only encountered an issue the first time with G-Harmony (had to reflash). If you brick it you clearly didn't follow the instructions.
     
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    You should also read the nvflash process in case you do get stuck. Also, do NOT flash if you are comfortable with the whole process. The board is full of people that think it is like changing the batteries in a flashlight. It isn't. You are changing the operating system on a small computer that does not have a keyboard, etc.

    It is straightforward, makes the device much better to use, and can be done if you follow directions, just be careful.

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