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If you dropped $99 on a discounted HP TouchPad hoping to run the latest CyanogenMod, you’ll have to wait a little longer. In the meantime you can occupy yourself with this proof-of-concept video showing Android running on the device. The team says they’re still working on the touchscreen driver and have resorted to a “blatant publicity stunt” in order to get their hands on more TouchPads for testing. [via PCMag]

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The WebOS software is so great- personally would rather keep that then run Android on the TouchPad.  

    1. There’s nothing wrong with WebOS.  It was a great product, but unfortunately because it’s been dropped by HP there will be no further updates to it.  Android is widely available, can be tailored to fit and doesn’t see an end anytime soon.  I wish I had been able to get my hands on one of these devices before they sold out, I’d be working right along side them trying to get Android going.

      1. Not true, re: no more updates. HP just said today there would be an OTA update fro webOS.

    2. There’s nothing wrong with WebOS.  It was a great product, but unfortunately because it’s been dropped by HP there will be no further updates to it.  Android is widely available, can be tailored to fit and doesn’t see an end anytime soon.  I wish I had been able to get my hands on one of these devices before they sold out, I’d be working right along side them trying to get Android going.