Android port for HP TouchPad one step closer

Android port for HP TouchPad one step closer

Summary: Bringing new life to your otherwise defunct tablet.

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Got an HP TouchPad and desperate to get Android up and running on it? Well, this should bring a smile to your face.

The CyanogenMod team have been working hard to bring you Android on your otherwise defunct tablet, and it seems that they're getting close. The alpha 1 and 2 builds of CM7 were pretty buggy on the platform, but it seems that the upcoming CM9 release will make things a lot better. According to the team everything except the camera and video playback works and they're 'well on their way in terms of progress, and hope to give you something to play with soon.'

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Topics: Android, Google, Hewlett-Packard

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  • Yawn.

    Waste of time. We will see if ICS helps Android and if a viable Android tablet comes to market in 2012.

    I've got Nexus phone on order but if ICS isnt a big improvement, I'll probably just give in and go with Apple. I want things that work without a lot of fuss.
    otaddy
    • RE: Android port for HP TouchPad one step closer

      @otaddy If you want things that work without a fuss, then why are you commenting on a thread about installing open source software on a tablet that came with another OS? You might as well diss building your own computer because you can go buy a Mac all-in-one desktop with less fuss.
      kingcobra23
    • RE: Android port for HP TouchPad one step closer

      @otaddy How much did you pay for your Nexus? I paid 99 bucks for my soon to be ICS TABLET. Most likely the first ICS tablet. Very ironic
      Fat Albert 1
  • RE: Android port for HP TouchPad one step closer

    For the hundreds of thousands who own a Touchpad, its a big deal. It is a well built tablet that deserves to have a couple years of life. Yeah, the iPad has more apps but for those who surf the net and rely on it for email, ICS will breathe more life into the unit. If you havnt tried CyanogenMod on your Android phone or tablet, you havent experienced real Android.
    n4nqy@...
    • RE: Android port for HP TouchPad one step closer

      @n4nqy@...

      Agreed. The Touchpad has $300 dollars worth of hardware inside. They didn't cheap out. It has serious potential to make ICS look great. CM7 Alpha 3.5 works great for me for spending $99. The actual hardware out performs the iPad2. Now we just need the software to run up to it's potential.
      nogobo
    • RE: Android port for HP TouchPad one step closer

      @n4nqy@... I love cyanogenmod 7 on my Samsung Galaxy S phone... I'm waiting until all the bugs are worked out for an ICS port until then I'm good with Gingerbread.
      athynz
  • RE: Android port for HP TouchPad one step closer

    I love the Android developer community and its "because it's there" attitude. I owned a Nook Color for a while and it was a thrill to put CM7 on it and watch as the builds progressed and new features added and unlocked.
    dsf3g
  • RE: Android port for HP TouchPad one step closer

    Personally, I am in no hurry to put an android operating system on my touchpad. It works quite nicely now (particularly after tweaking the system). And, hey, no virus issues.
    pandaguy
    • RE: Android port for HP TouchPad one step closer

      @pandaguy i feel ya on that one. If webos had half the apps as android, it'd probably be the best OS to date
      Fat Albert 1
  • RE: Android port for HP TouchPad one step closer

    Funny I am watching your video on my HP Touchpad with webos! With WebOS Internals PreWare everything that WebOS isnt to some people it can become.
    slick614
  • RE: Android port for HP TouchPad one step closer

    Now that WebOS has been opensourced this should give android a run for its money and we should hopefully see some comparisons of each OS eventually so we can make choices :-)
    rcm0502@...
    • You're not wrong

      @rcm0502@... though it's early days, it really remains to be seen whether or not WebOS resurrects like a phoenix ... hey how about that for a name WebOS Phoenix??

      Well, at any rate, WebOS thrown into the OSS mix can only be a good thing for end-users - as far as competition and choice goes. Let's hope you're right and WebOS is brought back from the brink.

      +100
      thx-1138_