August 22, 2011 9:01pm
But it seems that a lucky guy got the device from Qualcomm shipped with Android 2.2 Froyo already installed, or at least Ubuntu running Android in an emulator, which begs the question, how long will it take to get a native port? See, the TouchPad runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which powers many current Android devices. In fact, the 1.2Ghz dual-core processor inside the tablet is of the same family as the SoC in the HTC EVO 3D and Sensation, which we know power Gingerbread pretty darn well.
It’s only a matter of time before someone collects that bounty, though there is a pretty cryptic video that claims a Gingerbread port is already finished, and will be unleashed on the world this Thursday, August 24th.
So now we wait to see what the developer community will do with the TouchPad… Who knows, maybe it will be the best Android tablet released so far.