Jelly Bean Arrives HP TouchPad

Jelly Bean Arrives HP TouchPadThe TouchPad has been largely abandoned by its parent company, the Hewlett Packard and it is now up to the hackers to save the day. Google has released the source code of the Jelly Bean (Android 4.0) for people to modify and as such, it won’t be too surprising to see some people are trying to put it inside the HP TouchPad.

HP probably no longer care what people would do with the TouchPad, but users would certainly jump in joy. Unfortunately, the current Jelly Bean build for TouchPad only offers partial hardware-based graphics and video acceleration. While, you also won’t get support for microphone, front-facing camera and audio, this is still a good start.

As always, updating a mobile device with unofficial operating system build comes with the usual warnings. Don’t bother doing it if you are not feeling confident and concerned about the associated risk. In addition, some owners of HP TouchPad report that the device fails to charge properly when using a pre-release build of the CyanogenMod 10.  Assuming you use a mobile device on a regular basis, it is highly recommended to wait a bit longer for more improved and more stable build.

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