received TouchPads inexplicably running Android. Apparently the PC manufacturer had been testing Gingerbread builds on its tablet (which runs Palm's WebOS natively). As a show of solidarity to the development community, HP has now released the source code for its own internal version of the Android kernel to the CyanogenMod team. CyanogenMod maintains the most popular TouchPad Android port, CyanogenMod 7 Gingerbread, as well as the new CM9 Ice Cream Sandwich. You can read all the juicy details over at RootzWiki.
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download the build from RootzWiki now, and install it normally through Clockwork Mod Recovery.
HP TouchPad app does more multitasking in a single window than certain iDevices can manage all day.
RootzWiki (currently experiencing uptime issues), though at this point it's far from finished. While the basics are in place, including Android 4.0's much-improved tablet interface, a host of early bugs will discourage all but the most dedicated of modders.
HP decided to disperse WebOS as an open source OS, and recent news suggests developers are getting excited. MIUI, an extremely popular visually modified/skinned version of CyanogenMod, has started to make its way over to the HP TouchPad. This is an extremely stable Alpha version, and would suffice for daily use.
available for download at RootzWiki now.
TouchPads starting at $99 for the 16GB model and going up from there. Sunday December 11th on the HP Ebay Store you'll get a chance to snag an awesomely cheap tablet -- then install CM7 on that bad boy.