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Get Android Running on a TouchPad, Win Prizes

One site is offering up to $1500 in prizes to get the Android OS running on the HP TouchPad. Get busy!

A bounty as high as $1500 is up for grabs to the first person to get Google's Android operating system running on HP's ill-fated WebOS-powered tablet, the TouchPad. According to the site Hack n Mob the prize money will be paid out by the site itself along with a diverse number of sponsors that include BestOnlineCasinos.org, Linology Networks, StoryBoard Solutions, and Transformative-applications.net.

Details of the contest were posted to the site Hack n Mod following a weekend of TouchPad price cuts and a rush by shoppers to snap up the tablet for as little as $99. As you many expect, following the seemingly sharp increase in the install base of HP's TouchPad, it was with little surprise to see the hacking community get behind the abandoned device.

A similar effort to install the Android OS onto the HP tablet is underway by a group called TouchDroid. The TouchDroid team revealed plans to get the Gingerbread version of Android working on HP's 9.7-inch tablet Monday. (see related: TouchDroid Will Turn TouchPads Into Android Tablets)

A $1500 Bounty, Kinda

Unlike TouchDroid, the Hack n Mob offer includes cash prizes as an incentive (see complete details here). Hack n Mob will reward $450 to first person to port the Android OS to the TouchPad. It pays $350 more if you can add Wi-Fi functions to the TouchPad, $300 more for audio support, $300 if you can get the camera to work, and $100 for multi-touch support.

If you have grabbed a TouchPad will you be looking to put Android on-to it? Let us know in the comments.

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