HP TouchPad Android port almost complete: both cores usable, graphic acceleration enabled

HP TouchPad Android port almost complete: both cores usable, graphic acceleration enabled
The HP TouchPad firesales made the tablet almost instantly one of the most popular slates out there and prompted two groups of hackers to start working on porting Android on the webOS-running device. Both the Cyanogenmod team and TouchDroid started working on the project, but the latter appears to have copied code from the Cyanogenmod group and now we’re left to only Cyanogenmod group working on the Android port. 

Does that mean the process is going slower? Not at all - actually the team is almost ready with porting Android Gingerbread on the HP TouchPad as now both cores are usable, graphic acceleration is enabled allowing you to play demanding games and the Beats Audio speakers rock out at their best. Previously, we reported about the TouchPad getting multitouch support and dual-booting into Android and webOS.

So what’s left on the list? It seems that Bluetooth support is still a no-go, just as is accurate battery reporting. As you might have heard, folks from Cyanogenmod only release a ROM to flash as soon as all issues have been fixed, so it’s still going to be a little while. But judging from the nearly fully functional TouchPad now, it won’t be too long. Check out the video below to see just how smooth games run on HP’s tablet and equip yourselves with patience.


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  • Display 9.7" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 6300 mAh

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7 Comments

1. adarsh.kl

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

this is an one amazing team.

2. Zoenphlux

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 05, 2011

Wow, I'm very impressed at how fast they are going. Sadly i gave a donation to touchdroid because they were the first to really make a big deal about it. Never again. Amazing job guys!

3. dacastrator unregistered

if touchpad will be around at least $199, I'll grab one.

4. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

why did they put gingerbread instead of honeycomb?

5. asdf unregistered

because they are not able to get the source code.

6. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

patience. id rather have gingerbread then nothing at all.

8. kkhadi23 unregistered

do you guys know if the flash is going to allow a dual boot so i could load either OS

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