A Week On The Dark Side: A webOS User Reviews ICS on the TouchPad

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Last week, I showed you how to install the CyanogenMod9-Alpha 0.6 build of Android Ice Cream Sandwich on the HP TouchPad. Seven days worth of using Google’s software on the ill-fated tablet have left me with a few observations to share. As a recovering webOS die-hard who’s carried the TouchPad since launch day, the experience was equal parts surreal and exciting, with one or two dollops of frustration and fear thrown in.

If you’re a fellow webOS expat, or if you’d just like to see what the CM9 experience is like for someone more used to flipping cards than tinkering with widgets, check out the video below.

UPDATE: CM9 Alpha 2 has since been released for the TouchPad, which may fix some of the bugs I report on in the video below.

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Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher has followed the world of mobile technology for over ten years as hobbyist, retailer, and reviewer. A lengthy stint as a Sprint Nextel employee and a long-time devotion to webOS have cemented his love for the underdog platforms of the world. In addition to serving as Pocketnow's Reviews Editor, Michael is a stage, screen, and voice actor, as well as co-founder of a profitable YouTube-based business. He lives in Boston, MA.Read more about Michael Fisher!