I suppose it might just be possible to swap out the innards for an Android SoC... Maybe you could plug the keyboard in somehow...
Originally Posted by GoJoe2
I guess option 1 might be to find compatible, but newer, better components (in SoC form) that would work with the Palm drivers (no idea of the chances on that one), If it can't be done, then you might put an Android board in, but would the screen, keyboard & other bits work (or even physically connect)? You could replace everything in the case with Android parts but if those two visible bits don't work, then you are building a new phone...
Perhaps the easiest approach would be to locate an Android phone with a keyboard or simply a compatible and connectable keyboard and build a slider mechanism that could attach to say, a Nexus 4. It might look like a rough Priv... Of course, any broken Privs might be able to offer such a keyboard or maybe bluetooth could be used.
You could do a deluxe job by filling any spare space with an extra battery and relocating the induction loop to the new back (or going TS compatible). Sell a kit or a finished item. Profit unlikely...
I'd guess it's technically possible, even affordable to either upgrade a webOS phone or 'frankenstein' a 'Pre-like' LuneOS phone, but the sheer amount of research, testing and making (with a decent build quality) will vastly outweigh the ease of simply buying whatever Nexus device LuneOS will run on.
There's that Samsung stick on (BT?) keyboard gimmick... Stick it to a sliding plate you fix to your N4? How badly do you want a physical keyboard?