FroYo vs. Honeycomb?
Based on the current build of both versions of Android on the Nook Color, which version do you prefer, and why?
I'm currently using Honeycomb. I like the OS but it can be a big laggy. The marketplace also leaves me wanting more. Is there enough of a bigger marketplace with Froyo that one would be willing to give up the tablet optimized Honeycomb?
- 02-27-2011, 02:23 PM #2
I wish I knew how to use ADB. I dont, so even when I had gingerbread I couldnt push the Market on there. It wouldve been sweet if I could. Tried Froyo and that runs worse then Gingerbread for me. So Im just sticking with rooted stock.
- 02-27-2011, 04:53 PM #3
If you already have it rooted in Froyo just go to Rom Manager and update to the latest recovery - 126.96.36.199 or use a Bootable SDCard Recovery of 188.8.131.52.
Afterwards you can download and flash the latest Cyanogenmod 7 nightly (currently V8) and Dalingrin's Kernel (Running great for me at 1.1GHz) and you're good to go.
There is also another Rom based of of CM7, Phiremod V4 which has everything you need for a daily driver. It's working incredibly well.
I got the Nook on Monday and am amazed at what the XDA guys have done. I didn't expect this thing to work as well as it has when I bought it and it is still far from complete.
Froyo is too old, I can't go back to that on my Evo or Nook and Honeycomb is definitely too slow for me, but CM7 or Phiremod V4 are working great right now...I don't see why anyone would use anything else until something new comes up.
- 02-27-2011, 05:07 PM #4
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I have both running on SD cards and change them up depending on what I am doing and which apps I need to run.
I like Froyo because it is very much like what I am used to on my Android phone, I can use the same apps and I know my way around it. One of my favorite and most used apps, iSilo, works very well on this OS, but is not very functional on HC. The only downside for me is having to use soft keys to maneuver.
The biggest (and possibly the only) plus for me on HC is the ease of maneuvering due to the soft keys being placed in the notification bar.
- 02-27-2011, 05:41 PM #5
- 02-27-2011, 06:13 PM #6
CM7 is Gingerbread, 2.3.2.
I'm running nightly v8.
While I agree that CM7 on the NookColor is a GREAT option I would caution folks that really want something stable.
There are a few known issues with the market, video playback (youtube etc) and a few other things.
they are making great progress but it's considered a nightly build for a reason.
Personally, Froyo is too old and Honeycomb is not stable enough so CM7 is the best for me.
- 02-27-2011, 09:01 PM #7
- 02-28-2011, 06:43 AM #8
The great part about Andorid are the choices.
I tend to agree that even though I'm all about the custom ROMs, stock nook w/ root is very nice. Surprisingly nice actually. If there weren't other options that offered more of what i'm interested in I could have easily stayed with rooted stock and been happy.
- 02-28-2011, 09:31 AM #9
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- 02-28-2011, 09:59 AM #13
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- CM7, Velocity 1.1
Where is the gingerbread file located? The only sticky's i see are for froyo and honeycomb, and only honeycomb has the ROM flash...
So far i'm not to impressed with honeycomb as it's missing several key factors i wanted for a tablet, calendar exchange sync, and a gallery for pics.
I've got froyo on my ally and know it works but i'd rather it be ROM not SD...is gingerbread a ROM file?
- 02-28-2011, 10:20 AM #14
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- 02-28-2011, 12:02 PM #18
CyanogenMod Mirror Network - Powered by TDRevolution
Look in XDA for User CM7 developement. On the second page of the post there are instructions on what to do
- 02-28-2011, 01:09 PM #19
Anybody got contacts to work on the rooted NC?
- 02-28-2011, 03:05 PM #20
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- 02-28-2011, 04:39 PM #22
That's probably mostly because they are still working out all the kinks for the eMMC install.
Personally, I like the internal or eMMC install. It's faster. I still use the SD card installs when I get the itch to try something new. Usually all I do is remind myself why I picked CM7 for my day-to-day rom.
When we get real version of Honeycomb things might change.
- 03-07-2011, 09:07 AM #23
I don't have a Nook, so the hardware probably makes a difference. But I do have a Xoom and Froyo on my phone... and Honeycomb is FAR better than Froyo by leaps and bounds.
One of the posters commented that it is laggy on the Nook... this is certainly not the case on Xoom. Honeycomb was likely optimized for use on dual core processors...
- 03-07-2011, 09:18 AM #24
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i'm going to try out the CM7 gingerbread mod when i get home tonight (sounds really good)
honeycomb just isn't ready (in the state we have it) it was smooth for me (not laggy, which shocked me) i just got to lay my hands on a xoom for the first time today, and yes it was quicker (as it should be for 3 times the price of a NC) the thing that bugged me the most about HC was the market on there didn't have all the apps (or a lot of the ones i use most on my phone) no big deal.
the other thing will be when barnes and noble get their digital deliveries fully working in their app instead of just on the NC.
in a perfect world honeycomb full source gets released and the nook app gets digital deliveries for magazines on the same day.....haha
- 03-07-2011, 10:42 AM #25