HP Had WebOS Running on iPad Hardware? ➝

John Gruber regarding Matt Brian’s report of HP engineers hacking WebOS onto the iPad:

I’m deeply skeptical of this without seeing it in action. I don’t doubt that the iPad is better hardware, but if it’s that easy to get WebOS bootstrapped on iPad hardware, why haven’t indie hacker jailbreak types gotten, say, Android running on an iPad, too?

Seems unlikely to me as well. And even if it was true, those engineers’ time would have been better spent optimizing WebOS so that they could have launched the TouchPad with the 3.0.2 update from day one.