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HP TouchPad CyanogenMod 9 port shown on video, fully-functioning Android almost ready

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A new video shows CyanogenMod 9 running on the HP TouchPad, bringing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to HP's ill-fated slate.

HP TouchPad CyanogenMod
HP TouchPad CyanogenMod

There's been an ongoing grassroots effort to shoehorn Android into HP's TouchPad and a new video posted online shows considerable progress from the version shown off in October. A member of the CyanogenMod team, greentheonly, shows off a mostly-functional port of CyanogenMod 9 running on the ill-fated tablet, bringing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with it in. Aside from the camera and video playback, "mostly everything else works," including the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and a bootloader spotted at the beginning indicates that webOS will still be an option. Performance seems fine on the TouchPad itself, with a koi pond live wallpaper running smoothly throughout the demo and Angry Birds playback fluid and stutter-free. Unfortunately we still don't have a release date, but the CyanogenMod team should be able to bring users something to play with "soon."