[Update: Faked]Honeycomb Makes Appearance in Performance Testing Results

If you didn’t believe the mounds of evidence before suggesting Honeycomb was already making its rounds on a number of testing devices, then I don’t know what to say. The amount of evidence is staggering and there’s no reason to believe it isn’t currently being baked up (especially since we’ve heard there are different teams working on Honeycomb and Gingerbread.)

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Even more evidence has made its way to the table today as the Nexus One running Android 3.0 was recently used to test Adobe AIR’s performance, alongside two other Nexus One devices. We’re not sure if it’s possible to fool the benchmark tool into thinking it’s running a version of Android that it actually isn’t, but there wouldn’t be any point: it’s foolish to still suggest Honeycomb isn’t in the works, period.

And here we are still waiting for Gingerbread (while a lot of you are still waiting for Froyo… and Eclair… hell, even Donut.) Ah well. [via MobileCrunch]

[Update]: We should’ve known better (and we totally left in the possibility that this was still fake), but the culprit (who is more of a friend who was trying confirm or deny his original story) chimed in with us to inform us that this means absolutely nothing. Adobe’s benchmark program for AIR does pull its device information from the build.prop file, which we all know is easily editable.

Yet, we’re still going to say we know and believe Honeycomb is out there, fake build files or not. Carry on with your day! [frAndroid]

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  • Chris93036

    1st! ;)

  • Maj

    isn’t honeycomb supposed to be the tablet-compatible of Android ?!!! NexusOne running Honeycomb !! this is starting to get confusing

  • Nick

    Who cares if your first, i bet your mommy is proud…..douche

  • George C

    @nick…LOL

  • Azathot
  • Keller

    I like turtles

  • Russ

    Clearly fake.

  • reddragon72

    “And here we are still waiting for Gingerbread (while a lot of you are still waiting for Froyo… and Eclair… hell, even Donut.) Ah well. ”

    Yea but that has nothing to do with Google, that is solely the carriers and the manufactures. If Google was to stop momentum because the POS manufactures and carriers take their sweet time then we would still be on Donut.

  • ChaosKiller

    “isn’t honeycomb supposed to be the tablet-compatible of Android ?!!! NexusOne running Honeycomb !! this is starting to get confusing”

    Indeed, honeycomb is tablet-compatible. This doesn’t mean it will be only for tablets. It is just optimized to run higher resolutions and the current resolutions.

  • Nick

    Good research guys. This was already found and debunked over on XDA by the guy who did it, to show how easy it is to change the version number.

  • Al

    hehe I had a feeling that the build labeled “XRX83D I Can made what i want, when i want” wasn’t in Google’s lineup. but then again, what dessert starts with X?

  • Slick

    Maybe you should wait a minute before you publish your articles. Quality over quantity.

  • Ed

    Gingerbread is weeks away, which means some Google devs MUST have an early version of Honeycomb. Why do we need proof that it exists? Logic dictates that it must, albeit in prototype form.

    Or is this a question of “will Honeycomb be supported by older phones like th N1?” If so, I can see some validity in asking if it’s real or not.

  • tim

    thirteenth!!

  • http://www.theandroidappreviewer.com SnakeDr

    ^ fail.

  • ToastnJam

    Thanks for the update guys! While we’re all looking for the latest & greatest updates….patience is key and Honeycomb is still quite aways out imo. Hell, I’m still jonezin for Froyo on my Samsung Fassy! :)

  • Chris93036

    @Nick I was your mommy’s first.. so yeah she does care. Lol

  • rip

    Agree with slick, confirm first then publish. Fail on your part phandroid. Sad.

  • http://Mensahwatts.com Mensahwatts

    would only make sense if gingerbread came out first …being there’s more signs of it and christmas is moments away. On a smaller note …also being that the holidays are here I think it would be a great time to launch my new wedsite called netcookiesforfirst!.com…..lol iknow a net coupon for a first! Man like chris…would make his day this holliday season…

  • http://Mensahwatts.com Mensahwatts

    Net cookies for first! Guys all the way…to make yous feel even more special as you chump down a netcookie!… Netcookies a first! mans dream come true!

  • Chris93036

    Haha

  • Matt

    “What dessert begins with x”

    Well hopefully well find out someday! Some androids loving pastry chef better start getting inventive in the next 20 years!

    Might I suggest Xenocakes©!

  • The Insider

    “Honeycomb” isn’t even Android 3.0–it’s only 2.5!! Everyone knows that lol!

    Android 3.0 = Ice Cream