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People buy the TouchPad to get Android (Honeycomb) on it. Why else to buy one?

And there's a crack team (TouchDroid) who are working on a port as we speak. Since WebOS and Android roughly use the same Linux kernel, a port is likely to happen.
Edited by jjsoviet - 8/20/11 at 2:47pm
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dead my ass! HP spent billions buying palm and webos out! It ain't going out like that man. Hardware maybe but not software!
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I'm sorry but I just can't see it being a good deal for the long run. Not with official developer support going out the window. No more updates to Facebook, Twitter, games, OS bugs, etc. I guess for $100 it would make a nice toy. But I'd much rather have a device that I know will continue to get OS updates, official third party developer support and such. I doubt HP will keep the WebOS store up and running much longer. At least not until they finally decide on what they are going to actually do with the OS.

I guess I should mention that I also had one of these HP tablets. It didn't hold a candle to Android or iOS hence the fact that it's now dead.
Its not a good tablet in the $400-500 range, but for $100 its more than fine. The price HP wanted for it originally was not good, that is why it didn't sell. If it would have been like $199-$249 these things would have sold well.

There will be a community based around this piece of hardware offering firmware updates,etc., I can guarantee it. There was even a custom firmware made for my horrible $100 Eken m001 tablet that took me 3 weeks to get from China.

and nothing is as good as iOS, but it comes with a hefty pricetag.
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And there's a crack team (TouchDroid) who are working on a port as we speak. Since WebOS and Android roughly use the same Linux kernel, a port likely to happen.
That's pretty good to hear. I wonder why they didn't do it back then when the Touchpad was first announced (July)?
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And there's a crack team (TouchDroid) who are working on a port as we speak. Since WebOS and Android roughly use the same Linux kernel, a port likely to happen.
saw this also http://forums.precentral.net/webos-d...-touchpad.html
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the price to make these was 250-300ish..so they would be losing money selling less then that
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That's pretty good to hear. I wonder why they didn't do it back then when the Touchpad was first announced (July)?
Demand back then was pretty close to nil, and we have to account that devs aren't usually doing this with pay. But now with TouchPads selling like wildfire and the XDA community actually willing to donate for an Android port, we should be seeing numerous groups trying to take a shot at it.
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Demand back then was pretty close to nil, and we have to account that devs aren't usually doing this with pay. But now with TouchPads selling like wildfire and the XDA community actually willing to donate for an Android port, we should be seeing numerous groups trying to take a shot at it.
Ah I see. Sounds like what the PSP was back then. Who couldn't resist developing for a cheap tablet that is better than an e-reader?
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also you get a free 50gb account on box.net with the box.net application with an hp touchpad
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