The Android development program called “TouchDroid” might be dead before it even got started. The project was started by five people and their mandate was to bring Android 2.3 to the device, iron out the bugs, and then upgrade to Honeycomb. One of the younger developers ended up leaving the program in a flamboyant fashion and did some dastardly things along the way.
The rogue developer who went by the handle rhcp has a grand falling out, typical of IRC. He had deleted the company’s main twitter account and erased many pivitol development files on the main server. He ended up leaving the project and keeping all of the donation money made by average users looking to support the project.
The future of TouchDroid looks bleak and many sources have told us that nothing really has been developed yet. The closest we got was a build running Ubuntu that allows your Touchpad to dual boot. You can check out a great working tutorial the good folks on Liliputing have made for installing Ubuntu Linux on the TouchPad.
The future of Android on the TouchPad from TouchDroid might look woeful at the current time, but there is hope. XDA developers have been working on overdrive to bring a stable solution to the public. That group is your best bet for putting something solid out to the public. After all, they have a great track record.
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