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CyanogenMod9 ICS Alpha build for HP TouchPad released

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CyanogenMod9 ICS Alpha build for HP TouchPad released
After last week’s teaser of Ice Cream Sandwich running on HP’s TouchPad, the CyanogenMod team is back and this time it’s got a pretty functional Alpha 0 build of its CM9 for the webOS-based tablet. Now, the focus here is definitely on ICS, but also almost equally on Alpha. As with any such early release, you should expect bugs and limited functionality, but if you can overlook some issues with the camera, audio, microphone, and hardware-accelerated video, you should be pretty happy with this release.

The ICS version also has problems accessing the Android Market, but all of those issues are being addressed, and we expect a new Alpha build to get released soon given the unbelievably quick pace of work.

How to flash the ICS build? You’d need to follow the detailed instructions laid out at RootzWiki (check out the source link below), but arm yourself with patience - the website has gone dark for SOPA black-out day and will only be back at 8pm EST. Not a bad time to fill a petition against Congress censoring the Internet, is it?

source: RootzWiki via TheVerge

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posted on 18 Jan 2012, 09:32 2

1. droidnator (Posts: 90; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


Nice of you to participate in the initiative, guys!
Sorry for the offtopic.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 10:23

2. pathmarkpolice (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 Feb 2009)

This is some cool news, but these are some pretty big issues: "camera, audio, microphone, and hardware-accelerated video". Glad you guys mentioned them. I've never had a good experience with Cyanogen mods, they've always been really, really buggy, but, I'll try this out when I feel the need to have netflix working on my tablet. For now, I'm happy with WebOS, despite it having a limited number of useful apps.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 10:31 1

3. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

Cyanogen Mod really Buggy ?!? Absolutely NO! CM 7.1/2 are miles better than stock rom on my SGS and now, i've got CM 9 for daily use, and a part for few minor bugs i am very satisfied :D

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 07:06 1

6. rob5150 (Posts: 175; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

Really?. That's what any release named.. Alpha 0 build..... Is.
If it wasn't buggy, or some things didn't work. It would be called a
release candidate.
Alpha... Beta.... RC(release candidate)
googles gmail stayed in beta or years

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 11:05 1

4. Synack (Posts: 682; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

Once hardware accelerated video and audio works, I'm in.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 11:07 1

5. jbash (Posts: 345; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

should make the wife's touchpad more functional. just waiting for a few more updates to make it more stable.

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