Last week we posted one of the cheapest Tablet sale in history, you guessed it right we are talking about HP TouchPad 99$ sale due to HP officially dumped WebOS. The sales went like fire and within few hours all the major retailers were out of stock so now the question arose that how to install Android on HP TouchPad and the first HP TouchPad Android 2.2.1 Port Video we reviewed by us was just released 2 days after the sale which was pretty quick.
Now after a week we are seeing one of the most popular Custom Android Mod Developer Cynogen has demoed his famous CyanogenMod 7 on HP TouchPad. The goal of CyanogenMod team is to provide multi-boot option thereby users having the option at the boot to select the OS i.e. either the WebOS, Android or CyanogenMod 7. Althought the demo video is out but still there is a lot of stuff which still needs intergration and testing as the hardware of HP TouchPad is not designed for Android or CyanogenMod. In current demo video there are some difference in the color display and screen sizes however major chunk of OS has been loaded and functional and minor tweaking is required.
The accomplishment note on the video says,
Here is some (older) touchpad progress from Friday. The Cyanogenmod team wanted to share it with the public to bring attention to our need for a few more touchpads (for developers currently working without them).
As you can see from this quick demo, we’ve been working hard and have made progress. Since this video was created last week, the build has been more “tabletized” (tablet tweaks added, etc.), lvm support has been added.
The touchscreen driver issue is now the focus of our attention.
Our ultimate vision is to create a *multiboot* solution where the end user will be able to boot into WebOS, Cyanogenmod, and/or other OSes. This appears to be very possible, and we have discussed several potential implementations with our new friends in the WebOS development community to make it easy for an end-user to set up.
For the moment though, we need about 4 tablets, as we have talented and experienced developers who cannot contribute effectively due to a lack of hardware. If you have an extra touchpad and are willing to help the cause, please let us know in the comments below.
A BIG CAVEAT– PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR ETAS. For the uninitiated, this is the #1 rule for Cyanogenmod. It will certainly be a long while before our goals become reality. Our goals incidentally are not connected with any bounty– we are motivated to do it right, not do it fast.
And now the obligatory shout outs– Thanks to rootzwiki and all the devs and everyone else who are collaborating and contributing to this project. You know who you are, you.
The CM team