02/24/2013, 05:59 PM
I suppose I could give it a run as stock and see if it fits my wants/needs.
Mainly browsing, email, and ePubs.
I second HelloNNNewman's suggestion to run it with webOS first. However, I would not run "stock" webOS. Turn on the alpha and beta WOCE feeds for Preware, then install Preware (kind of backwards, but after you read the wiki you will understand), then install LunaCE 4.9.10 from Preware. Install the muffle system logging patch from Preware. Afterwards install Uberkernel and Govnah from Preware if you wish to overclock. The TouchPad can be safely over-clocked to 1.5 GHz in webOS (and Android). Install a theme (I recommend Glass Effects (for TouchPad)) from Preware. It is a lot to do at first but it is easier to do these thing and a lot quicker to do them then installing and tweaking Android.
In the HP app catalog I would recommend Zite for reading news. It is more reliable and easier to use than Flipboard (Flipboard even copied Zite's webOS layout for tablet viewing). I would recommend Zinio for magazine reading. I would recommend the Advance Browser for web viewing if you like tabbed browsing. However, the stock browser + LunaCE side bezel gestures feature makes tabbed browsing seem cumbersome by comparison. Communities is a great forum app. The stock email app on webOS is better than most paid email apps under Android. The only problem you are going to run into is with epubs. There are patches for the Adobe Reader on webOS that help out a little. The beta Kindle app on webOS is beautiful and is better than its Android counterpart in some respects.
Once you decide to take the Android plunge, the Schizoid CM10 ROM is excellent. A little better than JC Sullin's C10 offering. I think CM10 is better than CM9. Others may disagree. Good luck!
---Sent from my HP TouchPad using Communities (a great webOS app!)