Developers who are working on a modified version of Google Android 2.3 to allow for it to run on the HP TouchPad tablet have made another early break through. A version of Android 4.0 has also been modified by one of the team member to work on his personal Touchpad. There are however certain bugs that is occurring on the device and is being attended to.
Like the issues that have to be addressed prior to calling the development a success are its Wi-Fi support as well as support for Android Market. The video feature of the tablet is not supported by the version under development and hardware acceleration is absent too. There was also the issue of touch input not working, which has since been resolved. What is clear is that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version that has being modified for the TouchPad is not yet working out to be as stable as the Alpha version of CyanogenMod 7 which has been found to work better on the TouchPad. However, with the CyanogenMod 7 too, the two issues which are yet to be settled are Wi-Fi and the audio aspect.
However, the date for the complete revision to be over and the update released for people at large is not yet known.
The TouchPad comes with less physical buttons on it which is one main reason for people wanting to switch over to the Android 4.0 based OS as it has better support for such devices. The other reason for people wanting to switch over is that there are certain applications specifically meant for tablets that run only on Android 4.0 version. This includes the feature where one can view multiple panels on the tablet simultaneously. There are certain tweaks that are specific to tablets available with the CyanogenMod 7 OS that allows for one to go to home, back and menu or even bring up the search tool bar with the click of a single button.