Google has an event slated for February 2 to show off its Android 3.0 operating system for tablets, code-named Honeycomb. Well, in advance of that preview an industrious Android enthusiast, who goes by the handle deeper-blue on the xdadevelopers' forum, has hacked the Nook Color to run a preview version of Honeycomb and has posted a video on YouTube.
A custom version of Android firmware is already available for the Nook Color that essentially allows you to turn it into a full-fledged Android tablet (naturally, Barnes & Noble doesn't authorize you "root" your Nook but plenty of people already have). But porting Honeycomb--an operating system truly designed for tablets--to the Nook has a lot of appeal to tech enthusiasts who see the Nook Color as an attractive and affordable tablet at $250.
At this point, it's still a pretty crude port that's missing a lot of Honeycomb's core features, but deeper-blue has already improved performance over the last couple of days, so the future seems bright for Honeycomb on Nook.More: What's inside Google's Android 3.0 Honeycomb