HP TouchPad Android porting project started by the Touchdroid Team
0. phoneArena 22 Aug 2011, 07:33 posted on
The discounted and discontinued HP TouchPad webOS slate is now in the crosshairs of the Touchdroid Team for porting Android to it - first Gingerbread and then Honeycomb or ICS...
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1. toottoot (unregistered)
oh man, I hope I can score one of those tablets
2. MalakiMills (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
I don't think I would rather have gingerbread instead of my webOS. Maybe once a stable version of honeycomb hits, or possibly even wait till ICS. But I don't think I would want a phone OS on my tablet. (i'm already rocking that on my nook color, and while it does make it a better tablet, cause the nook color alone sucks, I prefer my phone most times.)
5. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
The guys at TouchDroid are more than likely making it dual-boot so you can choose which OS you want to boot into. Best of both worlds.
9. MalakiMills (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
Good point, and if it is indeed dual boot, then you best believe I will throw that up immediately.
3. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
Just one more device for Apple to stop sales of once Android gets ported in.
6. quakan (Posts: 1373; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Apple doesn't have to stop the sales of it, HP already did.
4. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
I got 2 of these things, as soon as Gingerbread gets on the Touchpad I'm making the switch. You can't beat good hardware with good software at rockbottom prices.
7. quakan (Posts: 1373; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
The hardware wasn't that great, the iPad can run webOS twice as fast.
12. Thomas Sohmers (unregistered)
that was a fake report that iFanboy wrote and sent to multiple tech sites... it has since been discredited.
And if you actually looked into the touchpad, the 1.2ghz qualcomm snapdragon that is powering it makes it the fastest consumer tablet available right now.
13. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
i don't think that story was fake... it accredited by a lot of websites... but i cud be wrong.. and u can have the biggest processor in the world but it cud be not the best in real time... numbers are deceiving with processors..
10. box (unregistered)
Anyone wonder if maybe hp will change its mind about supporting webOS now based on the sales of the units? They now have a dedicated user base much larger than they did last week and customers hungry for support and enhancements of the $99/149 novelty item they bought, and I'm sure their stockholders would be much happier knowing that the billions spent on the new platform and acquisition of palm were going somewhere potentially profitable rather than just being abandoned...
I can imagine the press release now, "Due to overwhelming demand and surging sales, we've decided to rescind our prior statements about our support for the webOS platform, and are redoubling our efforts to make it the best mobile experience in the market"
11. Mike (unregistered)
Except each unit cost HP nearly $400 in raw costs.
At $99/$149, there's a bargain hunter, modder market. At $400 or $500, nobody's interested.