The Havoc seems to now have stopped which began when HP stopped the production of Touchpad and started to sell them for a mere 99$, the whole web almost crashed with people searching for a Touchpad at a location near them but were unable to find a Touchpad and got frustrated.
At that time the rumor of Touchpad shipped with Android came along and developers started competing to put Android on a Touchpad. Some of them actually succeed, during that time several consumers reported the tablets they received from HP were shipped with Google’s Android software.
Now HP is launching an investigation into how the OS ended up on the tablet and into retail channels. In an email to developers HP’s Open-Source Program Director Phil Robb said,
We presently believe that some person or persons unknown may have facilitated the delivery of these Android-based units strictly against the policy and authorization of HP.
Robb also said that:
For those of you in the development community actively working to port Android to the Touchpad, we applaud your efforts. HP has a strong commitment to your freedoms as a developer and technology enthusiast. It is your device and you can do with it what you want. If you want to put Android on your Touchpad, or Meego, or one of the altered webOS kernels from webOSInternals.org, you are welcome to do so (at your own risk of course). While HP supports your freedom to do this, we are not part of the community behind such efforts.
As Touchpads are disconnected now it will be interesting to see how much time HP will invest in investigating this issue(PCWorld)