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    News - Android 4.0 ICS HP TouchPad port

    Worried that WebOS will die and that your TouchPad will become a waste of space? Well worry not!
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    Re: News - Android 4.0 ICS HP TouchPad port

    Have you got a link to the source for clarification on availability of cynogen for touchpad?

    I am running Alpha 3 at the moment which is rock solid, but still android 2.3 afaik..I know that the team are working on porting ICS but it's not expected anytime soon from what I understand. The currentl Alpha 3 is really really stable and is very usable..not had a single problem with it yet after a few weeks' use.

    Is there and experimental release or early alpha etc for this version that I've not seen yet? I am assuming so since you imply that there is an early alpha of the update available

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    Re: News - Android 4.0 ICS HP TouchPad port

    Sorry,

    To be clear there's nothing publicly available at this stage. I based the report on strong rumours that had been generated from Cyanogen's recent update on the progress of ICS for CM9 coupled with posts such as this one where you can see evidence over at rootzwiki that work has begun, http://rootzwiki.com/topic/10940-tou...05#entry274605 in this case dalingrin is a community maintainer for the cyanogen team.

    Hope this helps clarify the matter.

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    Re: News - Android 4.0 ICS HP TouchPad port

    As such WebOS has and will be seeing a drop-off of significant new content, updates and features.Yes, the tablet was available for as little as £89 but the device is becoming stuck in time.
    Is it? There are still regular updates coming out from HP, with places claiming that WebOS is still in active development by HP.

    3.0.5 Has recently had RC1 released, with a full release being not far off. I'd not call that a drop-off personally. These updates have been coming since the big sale. If you're talking about the future – what do you base this drop off claim on, or is it an assumption?
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    Re: News - Android 4.0 ICS HP TouchPad port

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Is it? There are still regular updates coming out from HP, with places claiming that WebOS is still in active development by HP. 3.0.5 Has recently had RC1 released, with a full release being not far off. I'd not call that a drop-off personally. These updates have been coming since the big sale. If you're talking about the future – what do you base this drop off claim on, or is it an assumption?
    The gen I've got is that Meg W and co are still "considering the future of the platform" and that "an announcement on it's future is expected soon".

    I've had a play around with my wife's TouchPad, (didn't buy one for me because I've already got an Android tablet), and to be honest it seems pretty darned decent all told. Horrifically overpriced originally, but I guess most decent tablets are "premium" priced.

    Personally speaking I hope that HP do hold onto it, and let it spread to printers etc as was originally suggested.

    However, as an Android owner/user I'm quite happy to see the possibility of ICS heading to that hardware.

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    Re: News - Android 4.0 ICS HP TouchPad port

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    The gen I've got is that Meg W and co are still "considering the future of the platform" and that "an announcement on it's future is expected soon".
    Yup, that's the impression I've got too.

    I'm just wondering about the "As such WebOS has and will be seeing a drop-off of significant new content, updates and features"

    WebOS has been getting regular updates since the sale and the entire "We don't know what we're doing with WebOS" situation.

    In fact, there has been more updates to the WebOS platform since the big sale, than before!
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    Re: News - Android 4.0 ICS HP TouchPad port

    Well appears that any fire sale of additional stock has not happened in UK
    Did see some refurbished touchpads on HP's US ebay store but won't ship to UK


    Wish I'd gotten a 32gig one at £115 now... If anybody knows if HP will sell any more or not or don't have any more stock, please let us know!

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    Re: News - Android 4.0 ICS HP TouchPad port

    Quote Originally Posted by Noli View Post
    Wish I'd gotten a 32gig one at £115 now... If anybody knows if HP will sell any more or not or don't have any more stock, please let us know!
    This tranche was returns/refurbs and - at least according to the mails I've seen - they sold out pretty damned fast. In fact there was a lot of complaints about eBay/PayPal apparently really struggling to keep up with the demand. Lot of bad feeling that HP staff didn't get first refusal, and it seemed to be a US-only event.

    So, unless someone's sitting on a stock they've kept quiet, then that's the last of the bargains. Sorry!.

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