The vintage device by HP was released last year by the manufacturer. The device featured the HP WebOS with version 3.0. It was just a matter of time that Android developers got Hands on with the device and then was the time of pure Android magic.
The device has a 1.2 GHz dual core Snapdragon processor with a 9.7 inch LCD. It also contains 1 GB of RAM within it. This was enough for the developers to give the device taste of Android.
The device was discontinued by HP due to poor sales but those with the device have a matter of rejoice.
Android developers had released a method by which one can easily get rid of the HP WebOS which is nothing but crap and install Android goodness in it.
The device has got Full Ice cream Sandwich support from the Cyanogen Mod team and that’s not all the CM team is all set to even support it further.
A very early alpha version of the Cyanogen Mod 10 featuring Jelly Bean has been released for this tablet. As this is an early alpha version this is not recommended for the newbies but the other android devs can get hands on with the CM10 running HP touchpad.
The features reported to be non-functional is the hardware acceleration, sound. After fixing these there will be scope of fixing the Camera and microphone.
There are many application force close problems too associated with it. The newest feature Google Now of Jelly Bean is working properly in the new build, so there are reasons to brag about it.
The version is just not stable for daily use and it’s neither functional properly but there are reasons to enjoy that a proper progress is being made for delivering Jelly Bean goodness to the device.
Again a statutory warning is issued to the people and it’s not recommended to install. But if you can resist yourself you can definitely go ahead in the HP Touch Pad forum and download the builds and run Jelly Bean.
We seriously hope that the stable version is not too far