Aug 30, 2011
The HP TouchPad may have been killed, but its soul lives on, particularly in the hands of those looking for cheap tablets. Those crafty geeks that exist out there in the shadowy corners of the internet have set to work in making sure that those TouchPads don’t quite become obsolete eventually. What better way to make the TouchPad useful than to make it run Android? Well, right now, the TouchPad is running Android…sort of. CyanogenMod 7 is running on a TouchPad, as seen in the demo video below, but right now, it is in such an unfinished and unstable state that not even the touchscreen on the device works when booting it. In short, this is still a very rough work in progress, and this isn’t even going to turn the TouchPad into a Honeycomb tablet until that OS’s source code is released, and with Ice Cream Sandwich on the horizon, we may have to wait for that. But this is a start to something that could help turn the TouchPad into a device its users use for a long time after its seeming death.