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  1. GAMESHARQ

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    I've been hearing rumors lately that the HP TouchPad may be getting the ability to run Android apps and games in the near future.

    Is there any confirmation of this? What are the chances of this actually happening?

    I'm thinking of getting an HP TouchPad if I can find one and if it can run Android apps, that will definitely be a deciding factor for me.
     

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    I have seen 2 touchpads that were shipped with a test rom of android 2.2.1 Noone knows how they got out but they did. One is in the DFW area the other one OKC. I'll find the youtube links. Developers have already been in contact with the owners. That puts us real close.

    Now if I could just find one..

    http://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?t=3618
     
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    Good luck finding a Touchpad these days. The days of finding them for $99 and $149 are gone I think. You're going to pay $100 more than that at the least. Not sure it's worth that when you can buy a 7" Galaxy Tab for around the same price and Android is completely supported on it.
     
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    I wouldn't give up too easily.

    I got one yesterday at Best Buy. And got another one today at a different Best Buy. I went to a third Best Buy as well which got a shipment today but by the time I got there they were sold out.
     
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    Wanna sale one? ;)
     
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    I would, but I bought them as gifts for my family, so unfortunately I can't.

    If I can find any more, I'll let you know.
     
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    How much longer is HP going to be in the tablet business anyway regardless of what the tablet is running?
     
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    Best Buy is selling them in-store but they only allow one per customer as long as they have stock. They don't appear to be advertising this - you just have to go early (according to an associate who actually got one). Word-of-mouth got around at one store and the line quickly wrapped around the block. So, go early or better yet, make friends w/someone on the inside who'll give you a head's up.
     
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    I went to Best Buy over lunch. They had none in stock, no signs anywhere and no accessories. If you can still find one in stores, you're lucky.
     
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    That's because you went during lunch. As the poster before you mentioned, you have to get there when they open.
     
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    Just found out an old acquaintance of mine ended up with 5 of these yesterday. That he plans to load android on and sell on ebay for profit. (assuming this android on TP is all going to happen)

    This is the kind of crap why none of the rest of us can get them. Like the 20-30 year old basement-dwellers buying up all the hot christmas kids toys the day they go for sale. Oh well, it's capitalism, free country, I can't complain too much I could have done the same myself if I had the motivation.
     
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    ^That is why it was significant to me that Best Buy was reportedly only selling 1 per customer in-store w/a voucher. I think that this is fair, given all the excessive abuse. What makes this deal sweet is that the unit is not a $99 unit, it was simply reduced to that price point because HP is getting out of PC/Tablet hardware.

    That said, what I *don't* want to see flooding the market are a bunch of crappy feature short $99 dollar units.
     
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    Moving this to general tablet talk.
     
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    so are we able to put android software on the HP touchpad or is it still in the works
     
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    @JoeDirt - The cool thing about this is if you brick it, you've only lost $99. It would be worth it to buy 2 to have one to experiment upon. CM7...I never would have thought of that. I love Tech!

    My next logical question is could ROMmanager and all the tools that we've come to love, such as SuperUser - be used on the HP Touchpad eventually to make porting easier? Clearly we're not quite "there" yet with a smooth operation but I can see that it's not far off. I'm sure that the Devs will jump on this and find a way to make this work on a Tablet smoothly. It would make life so much easier - to root this puppy the same as we've done our phones!
     
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    If I could find two it would be great but I can't even find one. CM guys always try to use rommanager with clockwork recovery. It should be an easy process.
     
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    I'm honestly trying to understand the need to put Android on this beyond the "because we can" (which is perfectly legit to me). This thing runs very nicely and WebOS is a slick OS IMO. HP had a real winner on their hands if they just took slight hit in pricing.
     
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    I'm not all that familiar with webOS, but I can only assume that the Android market has a better selection of games and apps to choose from.
     
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    Companies always take a risk when trying to intro a new OS into a saturated market. Most people aren't willing to pay a premium to have few to no available apps unless there is a push to court developers as we saw in the launch of Android OS. WebOS didn't have that luxury. HP simply bought it and sat on it, to their own undoing.

    I always think of Sony when it comes to these things. BetaMax, MiniDisk - No one doubts that they were great, they just didn't take over a large decisive enough segment of the market to sustain themselves.

    Palm was great when it launched. I loved it! I had my Handspring Visor and later my Palm Treo, but they didn't make forward advances with the market when it was time to change. Blackberry may suffer a similar fate. So, WebOS seems doomed even though people who've actually used it seem to like it...because it has no support.
     
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    Update on CM7 for anyone who hasn't seen it yet!

    Multi-touch is now working, next task is wifi!
     
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