Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) running on HTC Desire HD

Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) was an operating system that was designed specifically for tablets and not phones, but that didn’t stop the folks over at XDA-developers from trying to port it to a mobile phone.

And that’s what they did. They successfully managed to port the Honeycomb operating system from the Motorola Xoom onto the HTC Desire HD, and boy does it look pretty.

Unfortunately the operating system doesn’t run smoothly and slows the Desire HD’s 1GHz processor down to a crawl. Many apps and functions don’t work, and everything is basically much too small for the screen.

While this is only the first attempt, you can expect the kinks to be worked out in the near future, but for what it’s worth, it did make the Desire HD different from all the other HDs out there. Hit the break to watch the video demonstration: