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HP TouchPad still marginally useful with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean port

Don’t toss the HP (HPQ) TouchPad into the ashcan of history just yet… SlashGear reports that it’s one of the few tablets out there so far that can deliver a barely functional version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The TouchPad’s Jelly Bean port comes courtesy of the CyanogenMod 10 that has already been tested out successfully on several smartphones, including the Samsung (005930) Galaxy Note, the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC (2498) One X. But the TouchPad port marks the first time the mod has been used to port Jelly Bean into a device that doesn’t natively run Android, and SlashGear reports that it has unsurprisingly wrecked some of the TouchPad’s key features such as audio, graphics acceleration, the front-facing camera and the microphone. To put it mildly, users should port Jelly Bean over to their TouchPads at their own risk.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.