Recently, we came across a weird story that Android ran on some person’s touchpad out of the box. The person even put it on eBay for sale.
Well,forget that, no need to buy a droidPad now that CyanogenMod has really got Android working on a touchpad already.
This all started with the HP TouchPad firesale that happened the last before weekend. More than 60% of the people who bought it wanted Android running on their TouchPad.
If you are not aware, the CyanogenMod team is responsible for making the most stable Android aftermarket firmwares like the CM7, currently the most popular too. They are the persons responsible for making Android, i mean CyanogenMod 7 ( Based on Gingerbread ) running on the HP touchpad. The OS is in the alpha stage right now.
Major kudos to the team. Apparently they dont want that bounty of 2000$ thats going the rounds. They say ” We are motivated to do it right, not do it fast “. Aren’t they so cool ?
Anyhow, here’s the video of the alpha Android that is a few weeks old, seems they already have a much better version running now. Take a look :
They say they’ll provide a final solution that allows to multi boot our choice of the OS. Sounds great for all you TouchPad power users who would want some of the Green Robot’s vast catalog of apps.
The Firesale of the HP touchpad was so crazy, right ? Well, things just got crazier, apparently one guy who bought the fiercely sold from an online retailer, says he got the TouchPad running Froyo(yeah, Android) out-of-the-box. Say what ?!
Here’s the proof :
This guy, wants to sell his DroidPad ( i call dibs on this ! 😛 ) on eBay for 499$ . May be you can get it from him and claim that bounty for running Android on the touchpad. Oh, and another person got hold of a similar DroidPad and has dumped the rom on Rootzwiki.
There are no theories on how this build on Android has landed on the TouchPad, this is no hack or mod. Engadget thinks it may be an internal dev device in Qualcomm. But how the heck did it go on retail ? Apparently it’s the Fire Sale to blame.
Read on to see lots of videos of Android running on Touchpad [Video]
Source eBay , Via Engadget
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Hp, after the acquisition of Palm, were silent for a long time until launching the already planned, already designed Palm pre 2, or rather the Hp Pre 2. The Pre 2 was a failure inspite of lukewarm media response, in front of the iPhone and the ever burgeoning range of Android Super phones with huge displays and screaming fast hardware. Hp had been silent again, until the 9th of February, that is yesterday, they showed off some new hardware in all sizes, small, medium and big. The event was named “Think Beyond” which was in tandem with Apple’s yesteryear slogan “Think Different”.Read on to find more about these devices and OTHER stuff 😉 Before that, have a demo of some WebOS action :