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First case of Android running on HP TouchPad caught on video

0. phoneArena posted on 23 Aug 2011, 07:50

What would happen if the HP TouchPad could run Android instead of its native webOS platform? Although it was not originally meant to do that, in terms of hardware, the tablet...

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posted on 23 Aug 2011, 08:05

1. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

that would be awesome if qualcomm got involved directly in helping people port over to Android. ha, it only helps them sell out of those things even faster.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 08:12 2

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

I was about to buy one yesterday, but I am going to wait for a quad-core tablet. I have my dual-core HTC Evo 3D, so a quad-core tablet will be my next purchase.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 08:17 3

3. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

You shuold've got the touchpad, 100 $ is super cheap : )
Could have bought it just for your collection of phones.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 08:41

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

dam someone beat me to the 1.5k bounty

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 09:45 1

5. Synack (Posts: 681; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

Dang... I was in it to win it too...

Looks like AOSP Froyo running on GB kernel. Maybe that was the only way they could get it to boot...

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 13:16

6. NeXoS (Posts: 292; Member since: 03 May 2011)

HP was so stupid to buy Palm. What a waste of money and time. They could be selling Android tablets now instead.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 10:23

8. naz (unregistered)

@nexos Android tablets arent doing that well in the market either hardly flying of the shelves. the whole reason why google released honeycomb was to make android more tablet friendly. Google didnt want people to port froyo onto a tablet cos its designed for smartphones. Also non of the app are going to look good on a tablet format cos they are all made for phones, your better off sticking with Webos much more user friend then android. Hp havent said they are abandoning webos they will be still releasing OS updates their just not going to be making the hardware. They are discussing licensing webos to either samsung, HTC or both.

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