The Touchpad suddenly became useful
Some of you may remember that I picked up one of the $99 HP Touchpads last year when they went on fire-sale. At the same time I predicted that Android would become available on the device.
I like it when my predictions come true.
Yesterday morning I went through the install process for CyanogenMod9 and put Android 4.0.3 on the HP Touchpad. The install process is not something you want your mother to do and takes a bit of juggling, but after half an hour the tablet rebooted and I was greeted by the Android Setup Wizard (screenshot below is from an older version of cm9 and not my device):
Android 4 feels snappy on the device and none of the apps I care about had any problems. I’m tempted to say it’s on par with the iPad2. Not bad for $99 …