Progress on getting Android installed on the HTC HD2 continues apace, with the latest milestone being a booting build of Linux and the ability to load a video from the command line. ┬áThe project – being managed over at xda-developers – can’t currently get the GUI to load, but the booting kernel does pave the way for a full install of Google’s open-source platform.

Even without specific drivers running, the hardware and the Linux kernel are capable of churning through 720p HD video playback as you can see in the footage below. ┬áThere’s still plenty of work left to do – not least come up with drivers for sound, graphics, Bluetooth, GPS, phone and more – but the promised land of dual-booting between Windows Mobile and Android does look to be a little further within reach.

[via WMPowerUser]