25
Aug
touchpad_android

The HP TouchPad has become quite a hot topic in the Android community as of late, thanks to its ultra-low price tag and superb hardware specs. Several dev teams have already stepped forward to announce plans to port Android to the device, while at least two devices have already been sold with developer builds of Android intact right out of the box.

One of the lucky owners of said Android-ified TouchPads, jiwanish, has been so kind as to provide a full system dump to RootzWiki, allowing devs to make some real progress on the Android TouchPad front. The build is Android 2.2.1, and is most definitely a test version from the Qualcomm Innovation Center, as it shows the logo upon bootup.

We should start to see some major advancements on the port at this point, especially considering the $2100 bounty that's on the line for whoever can provide a working port.

To download the system dump, head over to RootzWiki!

[Thanks, Nico!]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Elvis

    Sweet! I'll take that bounty if nobody I'd gonna claim it;)

  • http://twitter.com/hvishnu999 Vishnu Haridas

    That's cooooool.........!!!

  • Jason Rossicoe

    This is great news for the lucky people who were able to snag one. Hopefully within a few months it will be running Honeycomb.

  • Dan

    Why was HP developing Android with Qualcomm? Did I miss something? Were they planning to ditch WebOS all along?

    How the hell did these slip through the cracks, that seems ultra sloppy...

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