While many Android tablets have yet to receive the pivotal Android 4.0 update, if you own an HP TouchPad, then you could be running Ice Cream Sandwich almost immediately. The good folks at Cyanogen have launched the CM9 port for ICS on the TouchPad. The initial release was plagued by several bugs and incompatibilities, as outlined by the post here. However, CM9 Alpha 0.5 is now available for download and installation on the TouchPad bringing several fixes and more stable Alpha release.
Of particular importance is less random reboots, quicker charging, incognito web browsing, CMStats onboard, and improved graphics performance. Needless to say, there are still numerous problems underlying the ICS software on the TouchPad, but future CM9 releases should address those problems as the hardware becomes more compatible with the hacked ICS software. For example, camera functionality and hardware video acceleration remain missing for the time being.
Instructions and download information for CM9 Alpha 0.5 can be found through the links below.