Android Jelly Bean Lands on Long Forgotton HP TouchPad Tablet

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Army Of One

I have a HP Touchpad for a year now still in excellent condition, overclocked to 1.7 and dual boot webos and Android "Ice cream sandwich".

Having ICS helps when I need to use an app that isn't available from the WebOS catalog but otherwise 9/10 I boot into WebOS.

It's a shame what HP has done to the WebOS software because I honestly believe that if it had a great app market like androids it could've been a great alternative to Apple or Android.

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CaptainFabulous

I'm just the opposite. I moved to ICS about 2 months ago and haven't looked back. I almost never boot into webOS anymore. Don't get me wrong, I like webOS a lot, but AFAIC it's dead. Android apps do everything webOS apps do but better while costing less.

With the latest news that the new open-source webOS won't be ported to the TP it's pretty much the death knell we all kinda knew was coming.

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Army Of One

While I agree with you, WebOS is dead and there's no denying it I just think that it's a better OS than Android.

Even though HP has the "financial backing" to make it successful, Just imagine how great it could've been if a company like Google owned WebOS instead of the poorly managed company that is HP.

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CaptainFabulous

Yep, I agree. WebOS is the superior OS, but that isn't enough to keep and OS viable. Without support and apps you got nothing.

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spazimspaz

I'm curious to see what happens to all these tablets once windows8 rt hits the streets. I just want a tablet that can use VLC and the programs I'm familiar with.

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loozer

Then RT is not for you. Windows Rt will not be compatible with ANY existing applications.

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spazimspaz

Well I am aware of that. ARM type processors have a different architechure so my x86 and x64 traditional programs simply won't run even if I tried but that tends to be where the open source guys step in and mod up everything for us. Personnally I'm looking at getting a Windows Surface Pro. It seriously has most everything I would ever need minus a dvd drive but with the USB 3.0 port I could easily plug an external in and still have the juice for a few external HDDs. If they just made a wireless touchpad display I could plug into my laptop...

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knipfty

I just noticed that there is Paul Lilly writing here at Maximum PC and another writing over on Extreme Tech. What are the odds....

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Paul_Lilly

100%, apparently. I hear that Paul Lilly character gets around.

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dedgar

OMG Paul, someone stole your identity and is writing articles for another mag?!?!?!?!?!?! Is there no justice???

;o)

(Must be your evil twin.)

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thesaltydalty

Typo in title. Forgotten not forgotton.

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tekknyne

Here's to hoping my Nook with CM7 gets hardware accell soon too! Cyanogenmod is definitely pure badass, and for free!?

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