$1500 bounty offered for HP TouchPad Android port

Now that the HP TouchPad is so cheap and it's getting into many users' hands, the Android port for the platform is moving full steam ahead. However, this is not quite quick enough for some users, with HacknMod.com offering a $1500 bounty for a fully functional Android port to the device. 

The prize is broken up into five parts, with a basic Android port scoring the winner $450, if they are able to get WiFi working they receive an additional $350, functional Audio scores another $300 and so on. Stores around the world are selling out of the devices as they are dropped to $99 for the 16GB version, a discount of $400 at least.

Over on XDA-Developers, a user has offered $500 for a working Android port as well, so the prospects are looking good for those who have the skills and a few TouchPads at their disposal. The device is perfect for running Android, sporting a 1.2GHZ CPU with 1GB of Memory, meaning many users are hopeful that they'll see Honeycomb (or even Ice Cream Sandwhich) in the near future.

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Thejohnnyq i think i bought one too off amazon lol it says we cannot confirm the shipping date, i dont know what to expect (fingers crossed) got the 16gb. Why did the put price back up???

Congrats to those who got in early and bought the tablet. You now have one expensive $100 tablet to play Angry Birds with. Hopefully, XDA will be able to port over Android OS, so you will be able to play Angry Birds and watch Youtube on the tablet.

why would you want a crappy tablet? HP knows the trouble these things are.The whole thing sucks and at $99.00 they aren't going to suck less. I'll take that $100.00 and invest in a real tablet thank you very much.

can anyone confirm if there is GPS capability with touchpad? that's a deal breaker 4 me even at these prices

WP7 said,
can anyone confirm if there is GPS capability with touchpad? that's a deal breaker 4 me even at these prices

...Why do you need GPS on a TABLET PC?!

Comet/Currys/Dixons will have them in stores for £85/£115 tomorrow morning from 9:00. Prices changed on website tonight but no ones been able to buy.
PC World and carphone warehouse were selling them today for above prices.

Going to snag a couple in the morning, looking forward to android running it

duddit2 said,
Comet/Currys/Dixons will have them in stores for £85/£115 tomorrow morning from 9:00. Prices changed on website tonight but no ones been able to buy.
PC World and carphone warehouse were selling them today for above prices.

Going to snag a couple in the morning, looking forward to android running it

Thank you for that, looks like ill be going to mine in morning

duddit2 said,
Comet/Currys/Dixons will have them in stores for £85/£115 tomorrow morning from 9:00. Prices changed on website tonight but no ones been able to buy.
PC World and carphone warehouse were selling them today for above prices.

Going to snag a couple in the morning, looking forward to android running it

I know where I'm going tomorrow

Damn - I wish we could buy Touchpad's at 99$ in the UK, these things would be awesome to run Android on

Jan said,
Damn - I wish we could buy Touchpad's at 99$ in the UK, these things would be awesome to run Android on

Currys were selling them for £89 16GB & £115 32GB earlier.

The HP execs are probably hanging themselves in their offices right now from all of the money they could have made if they kept WebOS going. Oh the irony.

PlogCF said,
The HP execs are probably hanging themselves in their offices right now from all of the money they could have made if they kept WebOS going. Oh the irony.

Doubt it, don't think anyone would be talking of WebOS / TouchPad were it not for the low low price.