Android on the TouchPad Now Up and Running (video)

If you have a TouchPad then you've probably been following the ongoing effort to port Android to the tablet. The latest news you might have heard was that the Cyanogen Mod  team had a dual boot option in the works so you can use webOS or Android. Tonight I have something new.

A Chinese developer by the name of Chompers has just released his own Android port.

It installs as an app which you can then launch and boot into Android. It takes about 10 seconds to boot, and based on what I see here I don't think it's running as an app inside webOS; it appears to replace webOS completely each time Android is loaded.

I would also say that this is a port of Android v2.3 Gingerbread, but the developer lists the OS version as 3.1.4.5.9. He clearly has a sense of humor.

A couple people over on PreCentral have already tried it and reported that it is legit. They also reported that it was buggy as all get out. This is the very first release of the app and it is quite raw. Almost nothing works, not sound, camera, multi-touch, and Youtube crashes the browser, too. It's also unstable and doesn't offer any easy way to reboot and go back to webOS.

I'm not sure at this point whether this developer will release a finished app before the Cyanogen Mod team, but there's a distinct possibility. He's already releasing a test install for everyone to try, and that's a major step ahead of his competition.

via PreCentral

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

2 Comments

  1. burger flipper5 October, 2011

    And the Touchpad is back on the HP site (though not in stock). The new price is 220 bucks.

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