So you wanted a tablet but you didn’t want to pay over $600 for some half-assed Honeycomb tablet, even though you love Android to no end, so you instead purchased a $99 (or so) HP TouchPad. Now you’re thinking that the idea wasn’t that great because WebOS isn’t that much better, and you want to head back to Android. Fear not, my Android loving friend, as the CyanogenMod teams is working on bringing their delicious custom build of Android to the HP TouchPad in the very near future.
In addition to the HP TouchPad booting WebOS and Android, the CyanogenMod team are hoping to have the multi-purpose device boot into other operating systems as well. I’m guessing Ubuntu would be on that shortlist.
There’s a video (embedded after the break, of course) showing the HP TouchPad slowly booting up CyanogenMod 7 to prove that it is actually happening, even though the colours of the display are wrong and there’s no touch input working at all. But hey, they’ve got to start somewhere. Oh yeah, in case you were wondering: yes, I have purchased a TouchPad (off Matty!) and it should be here next week.