Remember the HP Touchpad ? HP’s glorious tablet failure that made more sense to buy after the company liquidated the stock. The HP Touchpad was rooted to run Android and made its way up from Jelly bean all the way up to Marshmallow early last year.
One of the ROM makers for the Touchpad has managed to port Android N over to the long lost tablet, the active community is pretty large and owners have never been happier with the Tablet.
The port is still in early beta and according to the Dev a few things still don’t work
WIFI MODELCamera Alot of features are not installed. EVToolbox is launched from the launcher for now
The buggy build of ICS on the Touchpad we saw earlier has been let out to public. Among the things that currently don’t work are Market access, hardware accelerated video and the camera. The project is developing fast so fixes should be expected really soon.
The source code for the release has also been outed so if you want to play around with your own version of the build you can do that quite easily. Triple boot of webOS / CM7 / CM9 is possible but the developers are currently recommending against it.
The developers who initially bought Android to the touchpad have a glimpse of what is to come. The CM9 build for HP Touchpad is almost ready and the developer has released a video showing it off. There are still a few bugs in the system, like camera and video playback not working. But the dev assures everything else works smoothly. The video goes on to demonstrate that Angry Birds plays great on the Touchpad on ICS.
Check out the Video Below.
The folks over at Rootzwiki and the Touchdroid team (whatever is left of it anyway) has finally managed to get CM7 running on the Touchpad, worth noting. The device looks be be running pretty smoothly with most of the aspects working well including Skype calling.
Note that the build is still alpha and while most things work there is a high chance that things can go wrong. Head over to the link below if you feel like doing it anyway.
HP recently announced that it would stop making Touchpads and other WebOS devices. Earlier known as the Touchpad G the 7inch device has come into existence on a chinese forum. A 7 inch tablet with a 4:3 aspect ratio is a first by itself.
This one also has 2 cameras and an NFC chip. The funny thing however is , that we don’t know whether or not HP will actually launch the WebOS based Tablet.
While we still un-package our touch pads, Team Touchdroid has managed to dual boot WebOS and Android 2.3 on he Touchpad. Since the Fire sale, touch pads are all over the place and everyones got in on the action. Especially folks trying to boot Cyanogen Mod 7 on the Touchpads. But looks like its going to be stock droid for now.
For the time being the touchscreen is not working, but expect a quick fix. If you managed to score a Touchpad this might interest you.
Here you go Guys this is what you will probably need to decide the fate of your hard earned money. The top Tablets so far head to head.
HP is bound to ship the new device early, and the word on the street, in Taiwan is thet the Company will start selling its monster hardware tablet in the month of April along with the much awaited iPad 2.
The sources pointed out that HP internally is aiming to ship 45-48 million notebooks and tablet PCs combined in 2011. After deducting the volume of HP’s notebook shipment forecast, HP’s TouchPad series product shipments in 2011 are forecasted to be around 4-5 million units.
The HP Touchpad, is a serious threat to Apples upcoming [...]
HP has just announced the new HP TouchPad Slate from their stable at just 1.6 pounds and measures 13.7mm thick major features includeBeats audio engine Touch-to-Share webOS 3.0 9.7-inch display (1024 x 768 screen resolution) A dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU Inbuilt gyroscope Accelerometer Compass 16GB / 32GB of internal storage space front-facing 1.3 megapixel webcam support for video calling 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, A-GPS (3G model only) “twice the memory of a Pre 2” and a set of stereo speakers. new paneled email application Growl-like pop-up notification system cal / email integration courtesy of HP Synergy virtual keyboard VPN [...]
Hewlett Packard just filed for a trademark on “HP Touchpad” across a wide variety of products and services ranging from memory cards to “tablet computers.
It also looks like HP is dropping Palm from the picture as it does not even mention it for the Feb WebOS event, where this tablet might be introduced. HP’s already invested heavily in branding its laptop trackpads with the ClickPad name.
HP could possibly be looking to hedge its bets by getting into the Android game as well, or it may be pushing out a consumer-oriented version of the Slate.
Via : PocketNow