Android living happily with WebOS on the same HP TouchPad, but the developers hadn't released the necessary files to try it out yourself. Rejoice, cheap tablet modders: the indefatigable denizens of XDA-Developers have done it again. You can now download and install an alpha version of the WebOS Android installer, keeping your TouchPad's core software intact.
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Amazon's next-generation Kindle tablet is lighting up the sales charts. After the Kindle Fire shot to the top of Amazon's internal sales, Fox News is reporting that the retailer has pre-sold a whopping 95,000 units - and that was just the first day of pre-orders. We're still more than a month away from the November release date, and notably, zero consumers have a had a chance to try out the tablet at retail.
VentureBeat tipster claims that the online retailer is looking to buy some or all of the storied handheld manufacturer from its current owner, HP, who wants to recoup at least some of its losses from its disastrous run with WebOS. While HP has been trying to offload the subsidiary and its properties for some time, Amazon is said to be closest to an actual purchase.
insane $99 fire sale? Disappointing that you won't get to play around with CyanogenMod's upcoming Gingerbread port? Well buck up, deal seeker. You can find a dirt-cheap Touchpad at your local Aaron's appliance rental center for just 89 greenbacks and one horrible, horrible catch.
THIS CLOSE to being complete - of course even THIS CLOSE is relative, so we're still not quite there yet. That said, some intrepid folks out there in alpha-build-land have taken it upon themselves to benchmark the still incomplete software / hardware combo. Would you like to know more? Click!
finally released the HTC Jetstream with a pricetag of $849.99. The present tablet market is extremely competitive, and I foresee this unsubsidized price dropping in the near future. Later, we saw the newly unlocked HTC Sensation sporting a very smooth 1.56GHz overcloked kernel. CyanogenMod 7 nightly builds will be available for the device very shortly.
multitouch support for an Android port, but now we know the CyanogenMod 7 build to be a few steps ahead, nearly ready for a full release! All they've got left to get working, apparently, is Wi-fi support and a few other tinier bugs. Sound like the system for you?
HP TouchPad Android ports news lately you'll know that things are slowly but surely getting there. Developers are making some great progress with Android for the failed HP Slate that recently has seen huge sales thanks to the $99 firesale price. The developers TouchDroid, are hard at work and have a booting and running CyanogenMod 7 Android 2.3.5 port for the TouchPad but things are still very beta.
Samsung Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE were officially announced. Later on, we ran across a recently initiated build of CyanogenMod 7 for none other than the HP TouchPad. Which build will have full functionality first? CM7 or the Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) port that’s also in the works?