Sep 18, 2011
After experiencing a setback from a now disbanded TouchDroid team, you will be surprised that the project was still on continued development progress by the CyanogenMod crew. Now, they have an updated build of the Android Gingerbread that includes a working WiFi, sound and accelerometer! This progress was provided by greentheonly by uploading a YouTube video that boasts of the HP TouchPad’s new features.
“We weren’t really planning on regular updates re: our Android Touchpad port, but it turns out that people wanted more.
As you can see, several new features have been added and are in-progress. These include wifi, accelerometer, and work-in-progress sound. (This demo uses only a single core and the “mediaserver” program is using 50% of that, which it shouldn’t.)
For those who have queried as to why we are not creating a Honeycomb port using binaries from the Android SDK — we are focused on building from the Gingerbread source to pave the way for Google’s upcoming code release of Ice Cream Sandwich.” – greentheonly
In the video below you will see that the additional feature really works. He showed it off by downloading and playing Angry Birds, played a video via a YouTube app and by shifting the TouchPad’s orientation to landscape/portrait automatically. To further show some proof, he even launch an accelerometer based game to verify that it is indeed working.
For those of you who want to grab a copy of the updated Gingerbread build and try it out yourself, you can try this installation steps by the redmondpie team.