Installing Android 2.3.5 on HP TouchPad

The instructions to install Android 2.3.5 (Pre-Alpha) on HP TouchPad have now been made available for developers by fnj00 (touch-droid community) who want to play with the system. N.B: Normal users should not install this version as this is a pre-alpha build and some features like wifi do not work. You can get the system dump and android.uImage at http://touch-droid.com/touch-droid.torrent or http://randomshit.dreamhosters.com/TouchPad/. This system dumps use the touch screen drivers recently made available by CyanogenMod Team. You’ll also need to install the Palm SDK in order to have Novaterm and Novacom installed on your computer. Then you’ll have to re-partition your flash to add one partition for Android and dump the system image to the new partition. Please visit Semi-working build of 2.3.5 on the HP TouchPad to get the step by step instructions to install Android 2.3.5 on your HP TouchPad. After installation, you’ll have a dual boot system with Android and WebOS (default). Alternatively, you can also watch […]

HP TouchPad Android CyanogenMod Port Gets Multitouch Support

As few days ago, I wrote that CyanogenMod team was working on Android 2.3.5 for the HP TouchPad. At the time, it could boot and display the home user interface but not much else was really working. A new video has now been released showing multitouch support has been enabled. It looks very smooth on the video and can support 10 fingers at the same time. Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011. www.cnx-software.com

HP to produce more TouchPad and Android 2.3 Port.

Following the success of the HP TouchPad at 99 USD, Hewlett Packard will make a final production run for the TouchPad Tablet. HP announced the new production in “The Next Bench Blog” in a post entitled “More TouchPads on the Way” on the 30th of August 2011: Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand. We don’t know exactly when these units will be available or how many we’ll get, and we can’t promise we’ll have enough for everyone. We do know that it will be at least a few weeks before you can purchase. I can only imagine their are planning a new production run to get rid of components inventory as if it is sold for 99 USD, and the real cost is 318 USD they would make a large loss. Android 2.3 for HP TouchPad HP TouchPad tablet will still be shipped with […]