HP TouchPad treated to CyanogenMod-flavored Gingerbread

HP TouchPad treated to CyanogenMod-flavored Gingerbread
With $99 firesales sweeping HP TouchPad inventories across the country, we can only envy you if you managed to snatch yours. There’s a tiny little issue with the tablet, though, it’s running webOS and the future of webOS is uncertain at best. But what if it could run Android? We weren’t the first to think of this - actually, we already reported about the first case of porting Google’s OS to the probably most affordable tablet out there.

But while we’ve already seen a somewhat limited version of Froyo on the TouchPad, now it seems that the CyanogenMod team is closer to porting a rough version of CyanogenMod 7 on Gingerbread 2.3.5 to the 9.7-inch slate. A video posted last week shows a still limited version of the operating system, but the team added:

''Since this video was created last week, the build has been more 'tabletized' (tablet tweaks added, etc.), lvm support has been added, and 2d hardware acceleration should appear very soon. The touchscreen driver issue is now the focus of our attention.''

The TouchDroid project, as it’s internally referred to, is in its early stages, but the final goal of multibooting webOS, Android and maybe other systems seemed very possible to the developers. Some of the programmers are also working without actually having the device, so they’d appreciate actually getting some devices. Don’t expect any exact release date, but hopefully the project will be brought to reality sooner rather than later - here’s to hoping.

via NeoWin

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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. cheetah2k

Posts: 2290; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

CyanogenMod team are legendary!

6. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

haha yea can't wait to get this on my touchpad

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

that's a big step up, I cant wait to get android on my HP touchpad but please take your time and make it run well, no rush =]

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

man for that 2K bounty.... that's what i call fast

4. anarkie

Posts: 48; Member since: Jan 28, 2009

Awesome. I'm right there with Rory. Make it run well, please. I'd love to see what this touchpad could do with CyanogenMod

5. gotti88

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

yesss cyanogen is the best.... hp touch pad is fully revamped lol!!! this dude is a legend in the modding community.... even though he just signed with samsung he still has time for us lol!!!!

7. Zorak unregistered

The only reason I would consider the fugly mess that is android on my touchpad is the apps.

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