We all know the great HP TouchPad saga. It had great hardware, and a decent OS, webOS, but was priced at exactly the same price point as the Apple iPad 2, which ensured that it had negligible sales.
HP then announced that it would be discontinuing webOS development, and then it offloaded all its TouchPad units in a fire-sale, pricing them at $99 a piece.
All of its existing inventory was completely sold out instantly, and it was, at least for a few hours, the best selling tablet on the planet.
The CyanogenMod team, among others, announced that they were working on porting Android to the HP TouchPad. They also posted a video of Android 2.3 running on the HP TouchPad, with a few kinks.
They just launched an alpha build of Android 2.3 Gingerbread (CyanogenMod 7.1) for the HP TouchPad. It’s still not a final release, so install it at your own risk.
Here are some instructions on how you can install it on your TouchPad: Tutorial and Instructions to Install Android 2.3 Gingerbread (CyanogenMod 7.1) on the HP TouchPad .
Download it here: Android 2.3 Gingerbread (CyanogenMod 7.1 Alpha) ROM for the HP TouchPad
Here’s the official thread at CyanogenMod forums for any queries or support. You will find everything you need there: [ALPHA] CyanogenMod 7 for the HP Touchpad