Sep 06 AT 4:08 PM Dustin Earley 9 Comments

Video: Android for TouchPad gains ten finger multitouch


Progress on the Android port for the HP TouchPad has been moving forward at an admirable pace. Especially considering how little the developers behind the TouchDroid project have to work with. So far, we’ve seen video evidence that Android not only boots on the TouchPad, but dual-boots alongside webOS. Today, another milestone in development has been made.

In the latest progress video from team TouchDroid, it’s been outed that Android on the TouchPad now has working multitouch. Ten finger multitouch to be exact. Some Android devices only offer two finger multitouch, but it looks like the TouchPad will support up to ten. In the demo video (below), team TouchDroid member fnj00 uses a multitouch testing app to display the working drivers. Everything from single finger-tracking to ten finger multitouch is demoed perfectly. There’s still a lot of work to be done before the project is ever deemed complete, but this is a great sign of how swiftly development has taken off.

Of course no estimated time of arrival has been given for public availability, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated on how the project is progressing. For those of you who were lucky enough to score a cheap TouchPad, how do you like it so far?

Source: AndroidPolice

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • serge1231123

    Nice. Now to wait for a chance to buy it…

    • god is a bitch

      I bet its violating apples patents again…greedy android criminals!

  • SliestDragon

    Wow, is this developing fast! Can’t wait to get some android on this touchpad! :D

  • Interpol91

    Awesome progress!!! Can’t wait to see what they do next.

  • Nate B.

    I’m an Android lover but I really wish Web OS would of developed. I hope something really innovative Sparks then. It’s cool to have alternatives. Even if I won’t jump to another platform.

  • Futureboy

    Great progress! All I can say is a huge “thank you” to all you hackers and modders that are wickedly talented and technologically adept, who put in the time and energy to pull this stuff off for the benefit of the community!

  • Markbo

    Love the dual boot because I have grown quite fond of the WebOS. Honeycomb is great, but love the simplicity and quickness.

  • uknowme

    Good news for all that were lucky enough to snag one.