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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by colchiro, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User
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    So, who actually owns a Touchpad and intends to stick around?

    Who's going to install Android on it?

    Any guides/mods with Touchpads?

    Who's comfortable with their Touchpad, and might be comfortable with support or maybe stickied content?



    I'm replacing a couple of Nook Colors with CM7 with Touchpads so will be watching Rootzwiki and XDA forums and trying to stay up to date and try to get some guides established here. I requested this forum since XDA and Rootzwiki are good places for technical stuff, but this forum is a friendlier place to hang IMO. :D

    The "official" use of this forum is Android, but obviously that doesn't mean "return to stock" or other WebOs topics won't be covered.
     


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  2. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    I have one. 32 GB version. No plans to add Android on it. I'm extremely pleased with it running WebOS for the price. Love how easy it is to "root" it. When you get it and fire up the app store for the first time you find HP recommending resources on how to install homebrew stuff on your Touchpad. It's quite refreshing to see something like this. There are many, many things about it I like better than Android. Sadly, I'm a slave to the Google universe. :(
     
  3. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User
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    Dual boot is already working. :D
     
  4. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    I've still got an Android tablet. I don't need two of them.
     
  5. Amerie

    Amerie Well-Known Member

    I managed to get hold of a 32GB. I quite like WebOS but will probably end up putting android on it once it's fairly stable. Dual boot would be ideal!

    I had a HTC Hero and now a Desire HD currently, both rooted with custom roms, so I'd say I'm probably comfortable following instructions on my own (so long as someone can assist if anything goes wrong!)

    Glad to see people gathering here for the Touchpad, I know it's not strictly android but XDA/Rootzwiki are scary places if you're not completely technical!
     
  6. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

    Exactly. :D

    The Android port keeps it legit, but we can do both.
     
  7. PAFisher

    PAFisher Newbie


    Dual boot you say?
    Care to provide a link?

    I snagged a 32 g from bb. Almost got two, but as luck would have it, after waiting in line for 15 min. I hit the same cashier and she outed me as already having bought one. :(
     
  8. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    I completely agree. I have an account over there and posted a question one time. I was told something along the lines of me needing to reset my IRQs and overclock my processor because handles were being dropped by processing threads. I was like, "Umm, how does this explain why GMail isn't working??"
     
  9. Amerie

    Amerie Well-Known Member

    Touchdroid update over on Rootzwiki

    I haven't even dared post there! I know I'd either get the angry "Use the search function" even though I have; or something so complicated I'd never be able to follow it. There are some great guides etc there, but mostly those are made by people who understand that not everyone is an expert at everything!


    Am I the only UK Touchpad owner to have made it here so far? I'm trying to find a way to install the Kindle app, but all the loopholes seem to have been closed off already.
     
  10. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    Right after I created my account I saw a noob over there get flamed because he posted something with a topic like "What are you using your Galaxy Tab for?" in the General forum and the the Q&A forum.
     
  11. Dahlen

    Dahlen Newbie

    Mine will be here by the sixth, and I do plan on throwing android onto it, if or no other reason than to dink around with it.


    And I also avoid xda like the plague, only venturing over there to check out a new theme every now and then.
     
  12. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    I'm torn. The people over there are brilliant IMO and definitely know their stuff. They also tend to be extremely lacking in the social skills. I've never never seen a computer nerd that was lacking in social skills before so it's very off putting.
     
  13. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    I'm keeping an eye out for one of these :)
     
  14. Randino

    Randino Android Enthusiast

    I initially bought the touchpad for the soul purpose of putting Android on it, after playing with it for about a week, I still think that I will put Android on it, but I think I'm leaning more for the dual boot option, or running Android in a card kinda deal. Lack of Apps is really my only complaint.
     
  15. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Android Expert

    I have a 32GB TP. If they get Android up and running smoothly on it then I plan on installing it (dual boot for the win), but for now I am really happy with WebOS (the exception of a choice of ereaders). As for the tablet itself, I still think it's a really nice piece of hardware. I have been using it more and more each day and I am having issue with it no leaving my hand. I am hoping the market opens up a bit more.
     
  16. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    HP claims that they have no Touchpads in stock anywhere. I called them Tuesday evening because mine shipped with a busted volume rocker. They got me a replacement today. They've got a stock of them somewhere.
     
  17. Jeffery

    Jeffery Android Enthusiast

    I'll be around here. Bought two 32gb and gave one to my parents.
     
  18. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User
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    My wife's 16 gb finally came in today. It was shipped on 8/29 (Monday) and I was starting to worry about it, thinking I was scammed. :D

    Just got it updated and installed some apps and OC kernel. My 32 gb will do 1.8, but her's seems stable at 1.9. I have both at 1.7 now tho.

    If there were as many fee apps/utilities/games as Android, I'd be happy with webOS.
     
  19. awells527

    awells527 Well-Known Member

    I have a 32gb on my desk now and hopefully one more shipping from HP's SMB website. WebOS is nice, but the app market is a ghost town. I plan on dual-booting.
     
  20. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User
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    The CM team's already got dual boot working. :D

    I figured I'd want the 32 gb version so I'd have room for both roms on it. Should 16 gb get a little crowded, an Android-only version should work fine for my wife.

    I see Dalingrin suggested that there wouldn't be an Android version available anytime soon. (These things take time)
     
  21. geomens

    geomens Member

    Coming from a Palm Pre, I am used to the Webos ecosystem. I love the Touchpad. It will have been a great tablet but for the App Store. I am also looking forward to dual boot, android and webos, on the Touchpad.
     
  22. awells527

    awells527 Well-Known Member

    I bought one to tinker with WebOS and will try to get Android on them once it becomes available. I never owned any WebOS / Palm devices so I was intrigued when i saw them go on sale.
     
  23. RubberDucker

    RubberDucker Well-Known Member

    I have 2 of the 32GB versions waiting patiently for Android. I'm enjoying the native Touchpad. It does what I need right out of the box, but Android will make it sooo much more!
     
  24. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I'll put Android on it primarily for all the apps that I've paid for/already enjoy. I will likely leave WebOS on there as a dual boot option, but honestly do not forsee myself switching between the two and I'm guessing it'll stay Android-only. WebOS has a lot of promise but there are some (IMHO) crippling problems with it and a general lack of polish that keeps me thinking, in the back of my head, "this isn't a problem on Android."

    As much as I like the card multitasking system and Synergy has great promise, neither would be enough to keep me booting to it once Android is available.
     
  25. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User
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    BV, do we need to update our device list, or aren't you a TP owner yet? :D
     
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