HP Touchpad Gets First Taste Of Android
With the recent HP TouchPad sell off with 16 GB models going for as little as $99 everyone was looking for new ways to use this great but flawed discounted tablet. People were quickly thinking how they could take and make this tablet better. The HP TouchPad isn't a bad tablet, featuring a dual-core CPU and hearty 1 GB of RAM, it just needed a better OS with access to more applications.
This is where HacknMod came in by initially offering a $1,500, now up to $2,150, for getting any version of Android running on the HP TouchPad.
Apparently Ebay seller, Dallasboygreen, has completed this task and is offering his TouchPad running Android 2.2.1 "Froyo for sale. The three day auction currently has 12 bidders and is already up to $760 with 12 bids and just under 2 and a half days left. The tablet appears to come from a Qualcomm, Inc. collaborative project with HP. It flashes "Qualcomm Innovation Center (Quic)" when loading.
Dallasboygreen states that the winner of the sale can use the tablet to apply for the $2150 bounty that is currently on offer at HacknMod. The tablet was apparently purchased from Best Buy and he has posted three videos of the android running tablet (which can be seen below).
There are also a number of pictures that have been published on the Ebay page but obviously no conclusive proof that the device is actually running Android. Some people are saying that since the videos do not show any significant interaction and are quite shaky this could be a hoax. What do you think? Take a look at the videos below and let us know what you think.