There's just something about UI enhancements that everyone loves. When Gingerbread first dropped, themers were scrambling to port it to multiple ROMs, and of course, it was no different when Honeycomb came out. Of all the wonderful things about the Android 3.0 UI, though, there's one that stands out in the crowd because it's drastically different from previous versions of Android: the lockscreen.

I can't say that I've talked to one person who dislikes the Honeycomb lockscreen; it's actually quite the opposite. Since this seems to be such a sought-after port, XDA member Drakknar has created an amazing mockup of how it could work on Android 2.3. The idea supports both portrait and landscape modes, and adds some welcome features to the lockscreen, like missed calls, messages, and battery status. Have a look at the pictures:

Tablet_Honeyc_3 Tablet_Honeyc_1 Tablet_Honeyc_2

Tablet_Honeyc_4 Tablet_Honeyc_5 Tablet_Honeyc_6

Note: This is just the lockscreen. The landscape shots are running on top of CM7 Tablet Tweaks.

This is just a concept for now, however. Drakknar is trying to get enough user support to take this idea to the CyanogenMod Dev team and get it incorporated into CM next. So, I bring this to you, our humble readers - if you like the idea (and I'm sure you do), head over to the source thread and support the cause.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Abhishek

    Ahhh this is awesome. Wish i was running Gingerbread on my Desire HD :(
    Gonna support the cause !!! Yay!!

    • http://andyhall.org ANdy

      Gingerbread should be coming for the DHD in the next month or two, but to be honest with the excellent user experience i've had on my DHD i'm genuinely not bothered by the update!

  • Jason

    "mad-murdock has planned to add this
    lockscreen as the last step of his CM7
    tablet tweaks 2"

    Looks like it's going to be added

  • Christo

    I don't like the idea. I fraking LOVE it.

    bizdady's honeycomb lockscreen theme was great; making into a "real" one would be awesome