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Default [ANDROID] Android on the TouchPad?

So, now that WebOS is dead, anyone know if Android can be installed on my extinct TouchPad?
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+1. Porting Android to the TouchPad would probably make it still worth a couple hundred dollars after the recent announcement of discontinuing it and WebOS
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So, now that WebOS is dead, anyone know if Android can be installed on my extinct TouchPad?
webOS isn't dead, it's just not going to be on any more devices. And there will be nobody making any more devices. For a very long time.

But it's not dead! I promise

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Why didn't HP port Dalvik to webOS? Didn't RIM do this?
 
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Why didn't HP port Dalvik to webOS? Didn't RIM do this?
*shudders*

I don't hate android (obviously, see sig) but webOS/Enyo are positively utopian vs developing for android. There's actually lots of tablet-specific webOS apps, I believe at launch 49 days ago they had more apps than Honeycomb (granted very little big name titles).

Instead of putting Android on a touchpad, I'd much rather put webOS (3.x would be fantastic, but no phone was ever released with it) on say an HTC Sensation. That would be killer. Too bad if they even are able to court HTC enough to make devices running wbeOS it'll be a year or so until we actually see the fruits of it.
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The Touchpad's hardware is awesome. Is there a developer willing to hack android 3.x on the device? I would definitely donate to the project and I'm pretty sure a lot of folks in the PreCentral Forums would do the same. Any takers?
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Default Honeycomb on the HP TouchPad

That's a great idea. I'm sure Best Buy would be interested too -- then they could sell some of their 270,000 TouchPads as Android devices. Would love to see if Android Honeycomb can work on the TouchPad & if anyone can show how to do this.
 
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I'd help pay the person who ported Android over to this.
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Count me in as well for donating to the project. I love WebOS but I'd take Android in a second if I could.

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