TouchPad + Android = TouchDroid

TouchPad + Android = TouchDroidHP’s ambitious plan to become “number one plus” in the tablet industry with the TouchPad has clearly fallen flat on its face. The plug has been pulled on webOS, and I’ve just been reading on Computerworld about the HP TouchPad going for $99 in the US.

But the tablet might get a new lease of life if Thomas Sohmers, Frankie F, John Hale and Jacob Bell have anything to do with it. They’re collectively known as Team TouchDroid, and they hope to bring Android to the HP TouchPad.

The guys are asking for donations on their Team TouchDroid website, and hope to get Gingerbread (Android 2.3) up and running on the ailing HP TouchPad.

And the fun doesn’t stop there. Team TouchDroid hopes to introduce Honeycomb (Android 3.1), and even Ice Cream Sandwich – the Android version that Google promises will unite smartphones and tablets – when it finally arrives.

An HP TouchPad for $99? Count me in, Android or no Android.

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emmajk42 / MOD  Aug. 22, 2011 at 14:26

This is great news. I have ordered a 32GB Touchpad to be delivered to a friend who is in Canada this month. For it to run Android will be excellent.

midnighter21  Aug. 22, 2011 at 17:07

now...if you were android...wouldnt you be buying one of these...find out how to put android on it and then "leak" the solution? thousands of cheap touchpads with android on it.....wil be watching hotukdeals to come up like a hawk...

Guan  Aug. 22, 2011 at 23:44

There's been several blogs by HP over the weekend that they will continue to support webOS especially now thanks to their fire sale they have a significant user base! Probably hoping it makes webOS more appealing to potential buyers.

Guan  Aug. 22, 2011 at 23:45

Personally I'd rather keep the default webOS than go for Gingerbread. They should skip 2.3 and go straight to Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich or whatever it will be called.


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