Modders have managed to port the custom Android build, CyanogenMod, on Hewlett-Packard’s webOS based TouchPad device.
The CyanogenMod team has released a demo video in which Android is seen running on the tablet PC device, which has been selling like hot cakes for around $100. The demo features a slightly older version of the TouchPad mod - many more features have been added to recent mods.
According to an article in Android Community, the team plans to release a multi-boot ROM for the tablet device, which will allow users to boot with webOS, Android, and any other OS, for that matter.
This allows people to access webOS to use TouchPad apps and switch over to Android to utilise a bigger and much better collection of applications.
The team is focusing on developing the touch screen driver for the tablet device for use in the Android mod. However, due to the recent firesale of the TouchPad, the team is short on TouchPad devices and needs more of them for experimental purposes.
The team warned that it might be a while before it releases something concrete for users. “It will certainly be a long while before our goals become reality,” said the CyanogenMod team in a statement.