If you were lucky enough to snatch a HP touchpad for $99 before they went out of stock you are now lucky than ever before. You might heard rumors that Android will be ported to run on touchpad! I read comments on various techblogs about HP’s decision to sell out touchpads for $99 and most of the commentators said that they are going to buy one because in future Android will be ported to run on it. On the time HP started fire sale there wasn’t any evidence that Android can be ported to touchpad.
But now the most popular third party Android ROM Dev team Cyanogenmod announced that they are going to cook their Cyanogenmod 7 to support HP touchpad. And one of their team members released a CM7 firstboot video on youtube
And the description says that
Here is some (older) touchpad progress from Friday. The Cyanogenmod team wanted to share it with the public to bring attention to our need for a few more touchpads (for developers currently working without them).
As you can see from this quick demo, we’ve been working hard and have made progress. Since this video was created last week, the build has been more “tabletized” (tablet tweaks added, etc.), lvm support has been added.
The touchscreen driver issue is now the focus of our attention.
Our ultimate vision is to create a *multiboot* solution where the end user will be able to boot into WebOS, Cyanogenmod, and/or other OSes. This appears to be very possible, and we have discussed several potential implementations with our new friends in the WebOS development community to make it easy for an end-user to set up.
For the moment though, we need about 4 tablets, as we have talented and experienced developers who cannot contribute effectively due to a lack of hardware. If you have an extra touchpad and are willing to help the cause, please let us know in the comments below.
A BIG CAVEAT– PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR ETAS. For the uninitiated, this is the #1 rule for Cyanogenmod. It will certainly be a long while before our goals become reality. Our goals incidentally are not connected with any bounty– we are motivated to do it right, not do it fast.
And now the obligatory shout outs– Thanks to rootzwiki and all the devs and everyone else who are collaborating and contributing to this project. You know who you are, you.
The CM team
So hopefully we can wait for them and I’m pretty sure that other great dev teams will focus to work on possible honeycomb port for touchpad owners
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