Android 4.1 Makes Its Way to TouchPad via Cyanogenmod
HP's TouchPad gets a little taste of Jelly Bean.
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.
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.