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Port Android to the $99 HP TouchPad

Written by Todd Schneider. Posted in Android, Deals, News, Software and Apps, WebOS

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Published on August 22, 2011 with No Comments

With HP TouchPad selling for only $99 people are trying to get Android on webOS hardware. At such a low price we should see a lot of developers getting involved and making major headway on putting Android on HP TouchPad. It has about the same basic internals of the HTC EVO 3D and a decent 1024×768 IPS display. Additionally, it has a 1.2Ghz dual core Qualcomm processor along side a 1024×768 IPS display in a 9.7″ form factor.

The work won’t be easy but people are already beginning to try to adapt Android for HP TouchPad. To begin with there’s a small matter of hardware support compatibility for all the “peripherals” like sensors and wireless, file partitions which need to be figured out. Word is out that people are beginning to do that. For the sake of tablet users out there I hope they are successful.

According to the forums at RootzWiki, the aim of developers is to try to build HP Touchpad with Android Gingerbread and it will be AOSP (Android Open Source Project) based. After they have successfully booted Android they are going to move to a CM7 (CyanogenMod version 7) base. Once they reach a “stable” beta they will continue to provide bug fixes for Gingerbread built but will also begin working on a Honeycomb port. Finally if Android Ice Cream Sandwich is released before they develop a Honeycomb port, they will begin working on ICS.

via android central