HP TouchPad Android Ports Already Under Way

August 21, 2011
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I must say for $99 crisp dollar bills, the HP TouchPad rocking Android would be a pretty awesome deal. That would be a great price for a tablet and once we get some Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich running on it everyone will be glad they snagged one for $99 dollars. After HP discontinued the TouchPad it went on a firesale and is now in the bargain bin. The specs compare to that of the HTC Sensation with that 1.2 Ghz dual-core Qualcomm processor, but with a 9.7" 1024x768 IPS display. All that running Android sounds like something I'd be okay with.

An Android port for the TouchPad has already started and is picking up huge traction over the last 24-48 hours. With it now selling for $99 or $149 at HP.com we now have a game of "The Price is Right" and all we need is the Android OS. Over at RootzWiki the project has about 90 pages of interest after a day and a half, they are calling it TouchDroid. While some reports have claimed the hardware was to blame and not the webOS we all are still left wondering. Once we get Android 2.3 Gingerbread, CM7, and eventually Honeycomb running on this thing we'll really know for sure.

While almost everything that has hit the market as of late has had a few geeks trying to port Android over, the TouchPad is in a much better position because so many have it and that price is just so stellar. I'm sure somewhere there is already a bit of progress on a full port, but the team at RootzWiki has a nice group of four developers and this is only the beginning. I'm sure once a few webOS developers that also love Android get around to talking with them things should start to move along a bit quicker. This wont be an easy task and the devs have plenty of work cut out for them. Be nice, be patient and feel free to head over to RootzWiki and show your support. (Thanks oGsSTC)

$99 dollar Android 3.2 Honeycomb TouchDroid Tablet -- Put me down for two!


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  • oGsSTC

    Put me down for 4! I could get 4 10″ dual-core Honeycomb tablets for the price of 1 Xoom/Tab/Transformer…

  • https://profiles.google.com/kyphem Realist

    Just got 1 from amazon at $99. I am not greedy. 

    • Anonymous

      amazon ? how u get tht !

      • http://twitter.com/staulcub Brian Staulcup

        just got one from barnes and noble online

      • Anonymous

        thanks alot.

      • http://twitter.com/xguntherc Cory (xguntherc)

        I ordered one from B&N about 8 hours ago too, hopefully it goes through but I doubt it. They got bombed with orders from what I’m hearing

      • http://twitter.com/xguntherc Cory (xguntherc)

        B&N Canceled… lame!

      • Anonymous

        fuk B&N.. they cancelled my order …

      • Anonymous

        thank you, literally u helped me jesus!

  • http://beaugil.es BeauGiles

    PreCentral have a video and a link to an early release you can dual boot with webOS. http://precentral.net/android-dual-booted-pre-hardware

  • steve barrett

    the digital team over at kojo labs hit the stores and snapped these up. pretty sweet if we get a honeycomb solution soon :)

  • Anonymous

    Barnes & Noble still selling online..just order 1.

  • Anonymous

    Barnes & Noble still selling online..just order 1.

    • Jfit

      B&N: there out

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     So what? Was ich beim Bloggen mitbekommen habe: Du kannst einem CEO in Palo Alto einen

    Kommentar oder Email auf seine Posts in seinem Blog schicken. Du bekommst eine Antwort.

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    Inhalt. Hau mal einen CEO von einer Firma an, die du nicht kennst. Aber dem du was

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  • Drakon

    I know more is better…but, if you get the 16gb version – will that feel lacking once the time comes to port Android (considering there is no SD slot for duel boot)?…Do you recommend having the 32gb version for this…or will 16gb be just fine?

  • harry

    unfrotunately its all sold out

  • caligari

    i hope there will be no port of android to it.

    it is a waste of resources in the community. the touchpad is no more, so all development invested in it will go to nil.

    • John Gall

      You don’t know how to think out of the box.  There are now far more users of this device that would like apps.  Porting android helps everyone who develops apps for the android OS.  It gives them more folks that would be willing to buy apps.  

      • Anonymous

        The problem is there AREN’T more Android tablet apps than there are WebOS tablet apps. So you don’t actually gain anything by putting Android on your Touchpad. It’s actually really weird that people want to do this because WebOS is in many ways better than Android.

      • Gtamgs15

        What you fail to realize is that the android tablet app store is constantly increasing while the HP app catalog is… well… dead.

    • http://twitter.com/mprice14 Michael Price

      Pay full price by any chance? The is the best sale ever and you couldnt be more wrong

  • Absolutely Certain

    I took a risk over here in the U.K. and bought one full price from an online store about 5 minutes before the sale was due to start. The company seem to be assuring people that they will be refunding the difference so I figured that I go for the refund and if they don’t give me that I just return it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Stryver Daniel Childress

    if WebOS dies I would absolutely love to switch my OS to Honeycomb or gingerbread, though a dual boot would be even better

    • Black Thorne

      Currently dual-booting webOS and cyanogenMod7, runs like a dream.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Stryver Daniel Childress

    if WebOS dies I would absolutely love to switch my OS to Honeycomb or gingerbread, though a dual boot would be even better

  • Kolbymiles

    can you access the web after you install android?