Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.
While the HP TouchPad is quite the steal in its own right, the team behind CyanogenMod is announcing a version of CyanogenMod 7 that'll bring a near-complete build of Google's software to the device, making it fully Android compatible. This would make the HP TouchPad "future-proof" since HP recently announced that it would cease development of its own WebOS.
Past iterations of Android ported to the HP Touchpad lacked basic features like Wi-Fi support. But a recent video released by the CyanogenMod team looks promising. In the video, you can see a ToucPad booting into Google's Android platform with fully-working WiFi, access to the Android Market and support for the acceleromteter.
The build looks almost complete, aside from bugs involving playing audio a bit too fast. Take a look: