Android Jelly Bean Lands on Long Forgotton HP TouchPad Tablet

Paul Lilly

Remember Hewlett-Packard's ill-fated TouchPad tablet? It didn't last long on the market, though it did enjoy a flurry of sales when HP discontinued the tablet and drastically reduced the price. Since then, people have been hacking and modding the slate so as not to be stuck with webOS, and now TouchPad owners are able to get a taste of Google's Jelly Bean build (Android 4.1).

As you probably could have guessed, the Jelly Bean port comes courtesy of famed modder CyanogenMod. According to REVTV , this is a preview build with plenty of missing features. For example, there's no sound after installing the build, the mic doesn't work, you can't use the camera, and video acceleration is absent. In addition, "lots of games and apps don't work."

Cyanogen knows his stuff, however, and you can bet that a future release will tie up all the loose ends. In the meantime, if you want to give this build a try, the ROM is available online. Alternately, you can check out the teaser video posted to YouTube while you wait for a better build to materialize.

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