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Re: HP Touchpad Tablet
« Reply #75 on: December 09, 2011, 07:07:36 PM »

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Re: HP Touchpad Tablet
« Reply #76 on: December 10, 2011, 01:20:53 AM »
This is better than HP just killing it, or selling it to somebody who will never use it in a production device.  I still want a WebOS phone. Bad.

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« Reply #77 on: December 12, 2011, 09:40:46 PM »
As it turns out, my thoughts on the Touchpad and WebOS have been collected in quick interview and are now being emailed directly to a VP there.   I'll let you guys know when I turn down Meg Whitman's offer to join HP in order to reboot the brand, hhh!

Whitman: HP WebOS Tablets Still a Possibility
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Linux-and-Open-Source/HP-WebOS-Tablets-Still-a-Possibility-Whitman-310255/

HP dumped the refurbished Touchpads on their Ebay store this weekend.  Price for the 16GB model was $99. 32GB was $149.  According to the tech news, the resulting feeding frenzy caused Ebay's servers to bog down.  This was **EBAY**   ...not some little podunk website.

HP TouchPad fire-sale sells out in minutes, cripples eBay
http://www.slashgear.com/hp-touchpad-fire-sale-sells-out-in-minutes-cripples-ebay-12201530/

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Re: HP Touchpad Tablet
« Reply #78 on: December 13, 2011, 10:53:17 AM »
Well tell them to convince somebody to put webOS on a phone, slab type please. One, each.  Cos right now our choices are only so-so: Windows Phone which still does not do major updates OTA; Android loaded with IQCarrier plus Google spyware; iOS the walled garden.

Sigh.

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Re: HP Touchpad Tablet
« Reply #79 on: March 21, 2012, 11:26:55 PM »
Some good apps have come out for the Touchpad recently: Touch Surf, E-Notes - Evernote in a Touchpad app, Pandora Tablet, Zite (excellent), Read on Touch, Dropboxify.

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« Reply #80 on: March 22, 2012, 02:14:30 PM »
Thanks Brad, Zite is very cool. (free) makes a magazine style output of news categories you pick.

Touch Surf looks good too, I'll probably grab that as well. ($1) Bookmarking/surfing tool.

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Re: HP Touchpad Tablet
« Reply #81 on: March 23, 2012, 07:20:40 PM »
All you iPad users, Zite is also available for you.  Not on Android yet tho.

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Re: HP Touchpad Tablet
« Reply #82 on: April 03, 2012, 01:18:58 PM »
You can now make your Touchpad dual boot with Android.

http://forums.webosnation.com/android-touchpad/310720-cm9-touchpad-heres-your-get-started-guide-27.html

It is Alpha, but seems stable. A friend made his dual boot and reports no problems other than the usual annoyance of having to switch between OS's.. I did my 9 mos in the trenches as an Android phone user and dumped it for a new webOS Pre3 phone I bought on eBay so I'm not setting up my TP to dual boot unless webOS completely fails.

Currently there are still good deals on TP's  compared to pure Android tablets.

News-

the open sourcing of webOS is proceeding a pace, and will be complete by Sept 2012.

Meg Whitman has said that HP will probably make new openwebos tablets sometime in the future, just not sure if it will be in 2012.

More apps are being produced for Touchpad.  Slow progress but it is quickening now that Enyo has been open sourced.

WebOS Rumors-

There is talk of porting an emulation layer to webOS so that most Android apps could run on the Touchpad.


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Re: HP Touchpad Tablet
« Reply #83 on: April 03, 2012, 05:52:11 PM »
>I'm not setting up my TP to dual boot unless webOS completely fails.

Same here, and that's not likely.  For me, webos is only missing some of the 2nd-tier apps that aren't mission-critical but would be nice to have ...such as security camera access/management. Itunes has plenty, appmarket has a few, and webos has none.

BTW, I'm not sure if it was upgraded or I missed some of the nuances the first time around, but Advanced Browser can now be tricked out to be very similar to iCab on the Ipad.  There's sort of a quickstarter and you can set it up to delete cookies when close the browser --which was a minor problem with guests using the Touchpads.

>good deals

What's the going rate for a 16gb TP, now?

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« Reply #84 on: April 04, 2012, 12:04:02 AM »
Here is a better tutorial on installing Android.
http://m.webosnation.com/how-install-cyanogenmod-9-android-your-touchpad

>deals

Best deal from a respectable retailer is from Newegg $215 for 16GB factory refurbished, and $260 for a 32GB refurb.

If this one died tomorrow, I would buy another one in an instant.

>Advanced Browser

I will look into this again.  I like it better but not being able to set it as default is a pain.

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« Reply #85 on: April 04, 2012, 12:31:24 AM »
>pain

I just put a site/browser icon on the task bar then surf all my usual reading sites from quickstart icons.  I haven't run into any problems with it not being the default so far.

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« Reply #86 on: April 04, 2012, 12:30:22 PM »
>pain

I just put a site/browser icon on the task bar then surf all my usual reading sites from quickstart icons.  I haven't run into any problems with it not being the default so far.

Yeah I retested it after writing that and found it works as you said, so I'm in business.  Thanks.

The Advanced Browser lets me Tweet it or send to Read it Later which were things I was really missing.

What I'm finding is that I prefer the Touchpad for all my reading and posting even over the iPad 1.  I'm even preferring a tablet over my laptop for the morning review of forums, news and blogs and I really only resort to the laptop when I have lots of typing to do.  I'm a little surprised at this sea change in my habits.

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« Reply #87 on: August 08, 2012, 05:21:01 PM »
I finally got around to installing Android (CyanogenMod 9 - Android 4 ICS) on my TP.

Had a couple little hiccups but still didn't take long. I could do it from scratch now in less than 5-10 mins, it really is dog simple. You can probably do it in 30 mins when I save you the hiccups, including reading the details.

Dual boots so I still have webOS, but man is android snappy on this thing, I should have done this long ago. Only issue so far is Android doesn't reconnect to my non-SSID-broadcasting network after reboot. Likely just an issue with my particular network setup. WebOS was left untouched and works as it did.

Most impressive after using it a bit is the microphone search, I guess which is on par with Siri. That and the robust app store, looks like Apple's.

Well worth it, if you have considered doing it, go for it. I'll post the specifics for a quick install if you're interested.

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Re: HP Touchpad Tablet
« Reply #88 on: August 08, 2012, 10:05:33 PM »
A friend has a TP with the dual boot to Android or webOS and the hardware runs Android like a champ.

News is that the official port of OpenwebOS will not run on legacy devices, although the community is free to port it just like they did with Android.  But it looks like officially my TP and my Pre3 phone are at a dead end.  Eventually I'll put Android on the TP and use it till it dies.  I'm hoping the phone and some critical apps stay working until somebody comes out with a decent webOS phone, otherwise it's back to an iPhone or try a Win8 phone.

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Re: HP Touchpad Tablet
« Reply #89 on: September 17, 2012, 12:24:00 PM »
A friend just made my TP dual boot.  Heck Android runs better on the TP than it did on my late and unlamented GalaxyTab.  Plus the 4:3 aspect ratio of the TP works better and is easier to read.

With openwebOS not being able to run on legacy devices, it finally seemed like a good idea to go dual boot so as to extend the life of the hardware plus some new apps.  I still like webOS better because I don't have to manuallly close out a bunch of apps all te time, but I can forsee the day when the webOS browser will become obsolete.

Installed Opera Mobile on Android so that makes me happier.