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The HP TouchPad Android port has been a fascinating journey to follow. Last we spoke of the device, Team CM showed off multitouch and GPU acceleration; and, since then, great strides have been made in the way of the port. Basically everything works as it should now, including Wi-Fi, sound, the accelerometer, 3D games, and video acceleration.

While everything appears to be running smoothly, Team CM reminds us that this is still a closed alpha build and it's not quite ready for the masses, as "things still aren't as reliable as [they'd] like."

For more information on the status of the project, check out this thread over at RootzWiki.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. 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- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • sgtguthrie

    I sure can't wait for a beta release!!!

  • Dave

    Wonderful news. <3 #teamwin. I can't wait for a valpha release :-)

    valpha2 is running great on my 3DVO

  • Paul

    lol. If HP HAD decided to put Android on this device, I bet it would have taken them almost a year. But look how fast CM's team and the Android hacking community in general pulled it off? It's just amazing how big companies with their teams of developers can't seem to compete in speed against the hacking community.

  • Paul

    Is CM's team the only ones working on a Touchpad version of Android? I know one other team, TouchDroid, dropped out after a small flame war, but is the only team/group out there working on it CM's team?

    • berniemac

      TouchDroid disbanded after being caught using code originally created by the CM team

  • Rick O

    I love that it will enable the live backgrounds. I wish I could put it on my touchstone and just watch it! Great work guys! Thanks!

  • steve

    woot awesome work cm team

  • James Hall

    @Paul : They dont have a dedicated userbase to test buggy softwares as large as the CM team does. CM doesnt do this at all, but its side developers who make Ports put out things that are not quite finished, in hopes that the community using it will report on bugs. If HP were to make a move like this with the masses, not dedicated forum junkies who love playing with their hardware, they would not have made it as far as they have.