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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Running on HP TouchPad (Video)

by Todd Haselton | August 3, 2012August 3, 2012 2:30 pm PDT

HP’s TouchPad was officially killed off by the company last year, shortly after its launch, but that hasn’t kept enthusiasts from pumping new life into the tablet. In fact, the device is capable of running Google’s latest Android 4.1 operating system, as proven by Liliputing on Friday. Tweakers have previously managed to install Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the device, too.


Unfortunately, the task requires that you install CyanogenMod 10, which doesn’t support the TouchPad’s camera or microphone. Worse, Liliputing said that the device’s hardware video acceleration isn’t up to snuff. That means streaming movies and playing games is out for now. Other TouchPad owners have also reported charging issues after installing Jelly Bean.

As usual, we recommend you know what you’re doing, back up your data, and tweak at your own risk.

[via Liliputing]

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...