HP TouchPad gets a taste of Jelly Bean thanks to early CyanogenMod 10 build
Wanna know something cool that you can do with an HP TouchPad? Thanks to the folks behind CyanogenMod, you can ditch webOS and actually install Android on it, which should solve the device's application deficiency to some extent. In fact, the tablet has been given a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich already, but the software porting and code crunching do not end here, apparently.
There is a very early CyanogenMod 10 release for the HP TouchPad, based on Android's latest version to date – 4.1 Jelly Bean. The focus here is on "early" as things like sound and video acceleration do not work. The camera and the built-in microphone are also out of the question, and many applications force close upon launch. Google Now, on the other hand, does appear to be working fine, so there is at least one feature that can be taken for a spin.
All in all, the custom software isn't as stable and functional as one might wish, but it goes to show that progress is being made towards bringing some Jelly Bean goodness to the HP TouchPad. That said, installing it is not recommended yet, but if you are simply too curious to resist, follow the source link below for more details. Hopefully, a stable release of CyanogenMod for the HP TouchPad will be out sooner than later.