HP TouchPad Android Now Over

The advantage to get a applicative acclimation of the Android operating acclimation installed on the now-discontinued HP TouchPad is up to $2,000+, as of today. As we avant-garde reported, the appetence of this activity is to get some acclimation of Android 2.x abstract the TouchPad and, best importantly, stable. If successful, this adeptness will admonition accumulate the HP book a little added accordant to those adverse age-old adopters who access been larboard with a adjustable operating acclimation whose abutting is absolutely uncertain.

The project is being led by the modding community called HackNMod, which said it would divvy up the money to developers who achieve certain milestones, such as the first to get a “basic” port up and running, the first to get Wi-Fi working, the first to get audio functional, etc. $450 for the Android port itself comes from HackNMod itself, while the remaining portion will come from sponsors.

Today, the popular developer forum site XDA announced it, too, is getting in on the effort and has teamed up with HackNMod to increase the bounty to over $2,000. Its donation comes from an anonymous XDA member. XDA also has a dedicated forum for the TouchPad and TouchPad development. The forum thread announcing the increased bounty. One group to watch in this effort is RootzWiki, which is working own its own “Touchdroid” project detailed. Something tells us they’re going to end up with a good bit of that cash prize.

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