Android Also Comes to TouchPad Via Installable App (But It’s Not Touching CyanogenMod Right Now)


Another effort to bring Android to HP’s TouchPad is being made, it seems. This one has originated from Treo8, a Chinese developer forum for Palm users, and the installation method is as easy as pie – simply install the .IPK file and you can get up and running with Android. The caveat (there’s always a caveat) is that it’s very buggy.

Many apps don’t work and cause the device to freeze. It also can’t handle many of the components inside of the TouchPad at this point. For now it looks like CyanogenMod is still having the most success porting Android over.

They’ve gotten many things working, including the touchscreen, WiFi and applications launch without fail (more than they launch, they actually work very smoothly, as does the entire OS). If CM’s not your cup of tea, though (we’re not sure why it wouldn’t be) keep an eye on this project. [Pre Central]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Sweet, I’m gonna have to try this when I get home!
    While webOS is lovely and all, there is a dearth of apps, especially for the touchpad. What a terrible idea it was to not include an option to scale up apps made for the phone.

  2. This looks pretty neat. I don’t know how well it will contend in the market but we’ll see.

    I recently got Droid X2 from this site got it for free to, love it!

    Hopefully this site picks up the Touchpad eventually.

  3. Ya, cyanogenmod is definitely closer. Still not totally there though, unfortunately :(

  4. Go Cyanogenmod! You rock!

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