Last year, we broke the news that the low price Advent Vega tablet was due an Android 3.0 Honeycomb update. While that’s yet to materialise officially, a bunch of enterprising hackers have gone ahead and shoehorned the tablet optimised operating system on to the little slate that could anyway. Read on to see it in action!

As you can see in the video above, a surprisingly fast, albeit buggy version of Android 3.0 Honeycomb is working on the British Advent Vega tablet, complete with hardware acceleration. There’s no Wi-Fi yet and we’re told this is still very much an alpha build, but with a crack team on the case, you can expect things to move at a fast pace – we love Gmail on the Motorola Xoom, so we can’t wait to see it gracing something that costs half the price.

The Advent Vega currently ships with Android 2.2, but without Google’s proprietary apps, such as Gmail, Google Maps and Android Market. However, a simple hack appeared soon after launch allowing easy installation of these must have programs.

(via Tablet Roms)

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