Whenever we talk about and discuss tablets, we only refer to Apple's iPad, the Nexus 7 from Google and ASUS, as well as the Kindle Fire and Samsung's Galaxy Tab range of devices. While they may be the most popular and relevant devices in that category at the current time, we mustn't forget the tablets which at one time looked like they would make a great impact on the industry.
Despite HP giving up on the HP TouchPad a long time ago, the Android development community continues to support it in the form of regular updates, stability upgrades and bug fixes to CyanogenMod - the premier custom ROM for the discontinued tablet. CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 2 is the latest version of the ROM and is, to be honest, a small upgrade over Alpha 1 but, understandably, a pretty big one over CyanogenMod 7 since they are both based on different versions of Android. If you’ve got a TouchPad handy and would like to try it out, check out our step-by-step guide after the jump.
After seeing CyanogenMod 7, a talented developer has built and released MIUI for the HP TouchPad. The download link as well as step-by-step guide on how to install the new custom ROM on the TouchPad is available after the jump!
The last time we talked about CyanogenMod for HP TouchPad was when its first Alpha was released to the general public. Since then, two Alphas has been released with the 3rd Alpha being released just a few days ago. In this post, we’ll be guiding you on how to flash/update to CyanogenMod 7.1 Alpha 3. Details after the jump!
CyanogenMod 7 for HP TouchPad has made further progress today, as the developers have announced a tool called ACME Installer which will allow users to dual-boot CM7 with webOS on their TouchPad.
After stumbling a bit from the disbanding of Team TouchDroid, the TouchDroid project is back in action. Redmond Pie has learned that CyanogenMod 7 (based on Android 2.3.x Gingerbread) on the HP TouchPad now has working Wi-Fi, sound and accelerometer!
The developer community is getting closer and closer to a stable Android port for the HP TouchPad. In a video uploaded recently, Redmond Pie has learned that CyanogenMod 7 for the HP TouchPad has got multitouch working, GPU acceleration has been enabled and the popular custom ROM just looks better on the TouchPad thanks to “proper pixel formatting”.
This is a major breakthrough for the TouchDroid project, folks! It has been revealed that touchscreen drivers are now working on the HP TouchPad with Android 2.3.5 “Gingerbread”.
Remember the video we talked about which showed an older version of Android running on HP’s now-discontinued TouchPad tablet? Well, it has been proved to be real as owner of the Android TouchPad (or DroidPad? OK, no) has dumped /system and uploaded it to the internet for those who crave for it.
A new video uploaded today shows an older version of Android running on HP’s now-discontinued webOS-based TouchPad tablet.