HP TouchPad gets a taste of Jelly Bean thanks to early CyanogenMod 10 build

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.

source: REVTV via WebOS Nation

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1. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

I say this everytime there is a Touchpad post but, I'm so happy I got one during that firesale. I thought that the development would end after ICS (which runs incredibly).

2. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

CyanogenMod dev's will be having couple of HP Touchpad to test it all time :) Great work guys..

3. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

it is amazing how this touch pad is still so much relevant today. we love ours and even though it has a cracked screen, the build quality is outstanding and we will be keeping it for at least another year...thank God for cyanogen!!!

4. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

oh webOS i hope you wont be killed like nokia did to symbian!!! i hope you will be alive!! and be a major threat to android in open source code since you are now called open webOS!!! the world needs other option!!! iOS are iPhone exclusive while there's a lot of android phones (samsung is the best player no doubt, htc is loosing, sony, motorola, lg, huawei and other chinese cheap phones) windows phone are hardly catching up! but it will catch up!!! thanks to the brand nokia!!! i guess it will be the 3rd option.. thanks to the new wp8 features!! blackberry 10 devices only has 2 options rise or fail!! but i wish blackberry 10 device will be the 4th option of people!!!(but they want to be the 3rd option, they will go head to head with big companies, nokia and microsoft, not to mention deep pocket of microsoft... and RIM dont have a lot of money) MeeGo thanks to ex nokia poeple now called Jolla Mobile for keeping the REAL LINUX mobile OS alive! (since android isnt really a real linux only linux base) i hope open webOS as a threat to android! and webOS uses new linux kernel 3.3 (since android still uses 3.1) i forsee android is still the top with at least 30% of market share next is WP8 with 24% next is iOS with 20% next is BB10 with 19% same goes with MeeGo with at least 15% next is open webOS 10% i know it is exceeding 100% :P

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