Android 4.1 Makes Its Way to TouchPad via Cyanogenmod

Now that the TouchPad has been left for dead yet again, with no open WebOS support, Cyanogenmod is becoming more and more tantalizing. Bargain shoppers who were able to snag the TouchPad during its fire sale were quickly given the ability to switch over to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) thanks to the active and charitable modding community.

Last month, Google released the source for Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), meaning the community has been hard at work porting the operating system to a variety of different tablets. Now, anybody that held out on purchasing a Nexus 7 because they already had a TouchPad will be pleased to learn they too can have a Jelly Bean flavored tablet.

Android 4.1 Preview on HP Touchpad

Thanks to XDA Developers user "Jcsullins", any HP TouchPad owner will be able to install an unofficial CyanogenMod 10 preview build based on Google's Android 4.1. Of course, it is a preview so there are a large number of problems with the build, but you can be assured that these will all be corrected in the following weeks. If you're feeling adventurous, head on over the the RootzWiki page for detailed instructions on how to install the build.

 

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  • darkchazz
    good for touchpad owners.

    My favorite feature from jelly bean is definitely project butter.
    After trying JB on a friend's galaxy nexus, I can say that the touch sensitivity and UI performance is like night and day compared to ICS.
    Kudos to the android team.
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  • csbeer
    Major props to XDA devs and others who have helped made my TP the best thing I've bought in a decade (cost wise that is).
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  • Anonymous
    Lol they think we care about WebOS than the AWESOME DEVS for the Touchpad get one of the first devices loaded with jelly bean (only preview though :( buggy).
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