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Experience the Honeybread Theme for CyanogenMod 7

February 14, 2011 - Written By Chris Yackulic

We all saw the Honeycomb video at CES, and since then have gotten a little crazy wanting the update’s impressive UI. It didn’t take too long for developers to give us Honeycomb-like visuals.

If you are running CyanogenMod 7 there’s now a better way to get that Honeycomb feel. If not, you can always flash CM7 to your phone as it runs pretty solid.

A developer named ‘haxzamatic’ has created ‘Honeybread’ which runs on CM7 to give you that Honeycomb UI feeling. There’s still some bugs to work out, but you can pick up Honeybread in the Android Market by installing the app ‘Theme Chooser.’

Let’s take a look at what the theme does right, and where it still falls short.

Does right:

  • Replaces many stock widgets – as shown by the clock, search, and news/weather widgets above.
  • Switches status bar icons to blue
  • Many minor effects throughout system switched to blue
    • Widgets have blue glow around them (as seen above)
    • When scrolling up/down, the screen glows blue instead of orange
    • Adding widgets, “loading” and “initializing” dialogues, etc, all have blue accents

Falls Short:

  • Still plenty of places where things are Gingerbread green – namely, system icons (Messaging, Phone, Browser, etc…), as is the taskbar.
  • It’s very dark, particularly around buttons (an example of this can be seen in the Gmail screencap above). At times, it’s hard to determine which buttons are supposed to be grayed out and which are active.
  • This may be beyond the scope of the CyanogenMod custom theme framework, but a custom dock and app drawer button are really needed to complete the look.

Take a look at the video below thanks to Joe from PocketNow.

Via: Android Police