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[DT] HP Claims Someone Snuck Android Onto Its TouchPads

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http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=22944
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HP shipped several TouchPads mysteriously running an Android 2.2 "Froyo" kernel. The Android porting teams reached out to HP inquiring about these units. They argued that under Android's open source licens, HP must release the source code for these devices, including the firmware that drives multi-touch and wireless functionality on the device.

I wish HP would just release the source code or least drivers as a gesture of good will...
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I don't know why they didn't ship them with android in the first place.
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I had a friend who got a touchpad when the liquidated, and already had a root or whatever you would call it for WebOS ready that let him put Droid on it.
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Originally Posted by james_ant;15200934 
I don't know why they didn't ship them with android in the first place.
Because they paid $1.2B for Palm and WebOs.
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Originally Posted by Sabis;15201026 
I had a friend who got a touchpad when the liquidated, and already had a root or whatever you would call it for WebOS ready that let him put Droid on it.
Droid is a marketing name for Verizon phones.


While Android can be installed, it is not fully functionaly on TouchPads yet.
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I'm still enjoying WebOS to be honest. If they ever get Honeycomb working 100% on the TP I may give it a go but probably not...
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric;15201112 
I'm still enjoying WebOS to be honest. If they ever get Honeycomb working 100% on the TP I may give it a go but probably not...

Same here... WebOS is good enough so far.

I would switch to Honeycomb or Ice Cream for better multitasking and widgets though.
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric;15201112 
I'm still enjoying WebOS to be honest. If they ever get Honeycomb working 100% on the TP I may give it a go but probably not...

You will never get honeycomb, but an eventual Ice Cream Sandwich build is likely.
    
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How do you not know as a company what your product comes with?
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"Touch-droid" team acquired a system dump from one of the Touchpads with android but got no where. Cyanogenmod is near done with the port.
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Originally Posted by matty0610;15201216 
How do you not know as a company what your product comes with?

Huh? The supply/manufacturing chain is very long.

It's not like a HP employee there though the entire building/installing/shipping process.
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