The good little
elves wizards at Cyanogen have released a teaser update of their latest work. The port of Android to the HP Touchpad is near perhaps. Yes, you know that $99 WebOS running tablet you hopefully got your mits on last month? The same one HP may revive now that it’s enroute to being the number 2 selling tablet in the US. Perhaps the HP Touchpad was more akin to art then tech… Past the jump for more.
The Youtube video shows that a recent Cyanogenmod build allows for functioning audio, Wifi, accelorometer, and some working access to the Google Android Market. What we’re eagerly waiting for is for the team to sort the issue with CPU load distribution. Currently their build has the majority of the load being processed by a single core, and as we recall our Touchpads shipped with a dual core 1.2ghz Qualcomm CPU.
The Android port is welcome to many Touchpad owners, the expectations of access to the bevy of apps and games on the Android Market being the biggest factor. Though some users are certainly more keen to see an OS with good memory and CPU management capabilities. Even with tweaks, logging disabled, and light use, WebOS quickly bogs down. So here’s to progress folks.