With the CyanogenMod team now on its Alpha 3 release of Android Gingerbread (2.3) for the HP TouchPad, one RootzWiki developer has already started work on porting Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to the device.
On the RootzWiki forums, developer “Fattire” has taken some time to get started on the ICS port. He makes it very clear that even an alpha release will likely be “months and months away” with his current port offering no touchscreen and just a “system UI has stopped” message for the time being. That the port is even in the works, however, will be a delight for many TouchPad owners who would like to make the most from their device now that HP have pretty much dropped support for WebOS.
The Android Gingerbread port is much further along now, however, with the alpha 3 release offering a variety of bug fixes, with others slowly being worked out as they arise. Such a port completely from the open source community is a big task, and the developers appreciated for their efforts.