The HP TouchPad tablet is expected to receive the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich following the efforts of an Android community development team.

Subsequent to the sales of the HP TouchPad at $99, the CyanogenMod team started developing an Android 2.3 Gingerbread custom ROM from the original webOS 3.0 operating system. The developer team has unveiled the latest CyanogenMod update which means that it will receive an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich treatment.

CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0 is ready to download and install via RootzWiki. The port, however, is incomplete and still in the development stage. At this point, video support is extremely limited, rendering anything other than low-resolution YouTube videos unplayable.

Also the camera and microphone are currently non-functional, and issues with the Android market keep the virtual DPI settings in the ROM artificially low. At the same time, the CyanogenMod team is diligently at work to sort them out.

The team has included a dual-boot system in case users want to switch between operating systems, namely, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and webOS.