Now that the CyanogenMod team has released the first public build of Google Android for the HP TouchPad tablet you might think the developers would be sitting back and relaxing. They’re not. They’re continuing to squash bugs and improve features.
While the version of Android which was released yesterday allows you to install the Google Android Market on the tablet, some apps are hidden from view. If you search the Market for Google Maps, Dolphin Browser HD, Facebook, or Twitter apps, for instance, you won’t find them.
Now there’s a fix for that. All you have to do is download and flash a tiny update to the tablet which prevents the Android Market from filtering out apps it doesn’t think will run on the HP TouchPad’s 1024 x 768 pixel display.
Some apps will work better than others. In my experience, all of the apps mentioned above work perfectly — although the Facebook and Twitter apps look a little silly when you blow them up to the tablet’s large display.
You can find the update file at Multiupload. There are at least two ways to install it. You can use ClockworkMod Recovery to flash the update or you can use the ACMEInstaller tool.
I’ve added instructions for both methods to my article on how to install CyanogenMod 7.1 on the HP TouchPad. Just scroll down until you find the section labeled “App support.”