The TouchPad has had an incredible response from consumers, though unfortunately for its makers that was only after the tablet’s price was reduced to just $99. However, almost all those who had picked up the TouchPad had done so with the idea that one day they would be able to run Android on this tablet. RootzWiki has been hard at work on this and the Alpha 2 version of CyanogenMod7.1 that they came up with worked surprisingly well on the device that it has not officially claimed support for. There is a next version in alpha stages that has just been released and this takes things forward one more step so that things get a few notches higher towards perfection with an even better overall performance.
So among the things to look forward to in the Apha 3 build of CyanogenMod7.1 include a marked improvement in stability and speed. The animations therefore are much more smooth, while those that make the Gingerbread version stand out from Android Froyo has also become evident. There is an improvement in Wi-Fi connectivity, though the power usage factor has yet to be tested and established.
Also, for those who yearn for even more, like the latest Android ICS on their TouchPads, the good news is that it’s something that we can look forward to early next year.
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