Android for your TouchPad coming from Cyanogen
By Christopher Weaver


If you’re patiently awaiting a solid Android mod for your TouchPad, you might not have to wait long. The Cyanogen team is making some progress and has a working Alpha of Gingerbread (2.3.5) running on the TouchPad. Being an Alpha means that it is still buggy and has a long way to go, yet seeing some functioning Android means that we are getting very close.

As we all know Gingerbread is not a tablet optimized version of Android, but Honeycomb still has a ways to go to reach perfection. Keeping that in mind the Cyanogen developers are using Gingerbread with some custom tablet tweaks. The goal is also to deliver a dual-booting mod so you could choose to run WebOS or Android. Here’s a video of the progress the team is making, mostly just the boot process, but it’s nice to see that it’s being worked on.

We know that it can be done, thanks to a video that surfaced last week. It is of a TouchPad running Android 2.2.1 and a Qualcomm internal developer group logo. Here’s a video showing off the goods.

Not sure how this came to happen, but this just lets us know that the components inside are compatible and that Android on the TouchPad is very possible. It is just a matter of time until all those who want to can “supe up” their TouchPad with Android. If you want to know more, check out the official statement from Cyanogen on RootzWiki.


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