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Replicant 4.2 is Android Jelly Bean without the closed source bits

Google’s Android operating system may be open source — but the version of Android that runs on most phones, tablets, and other devices includes proprietary, closed-source components. While most Android users would probably rather have 3D graphics and GPS than a 100-percent open source operating system, there’s an alternative for folks willing to sacrifice functionality […]

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Android 4.2 for the HP TouchPad (with HD video decoding)

Almost two years after the HP TouchPad tablet was released (and promptly canceled), the aging 9.7 inch tablet continues to learn new tricks. The latest? You can now run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on HP’s discontinued tablet. Developer SGA has started releasing test builds of CyanogenMod 10.1 for the HP TouchPad. Update: Now there are […]

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Asus releases Android 4.2 update for the Transformer Pad TF300 tablet

Asus is rolling out an update for the Transformer Pad TF300 which will bring Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to the 10 inch tablet. It’s available starting today in the US and the software update should roll out in additional regions later in March. According to Asus the software update offers improved stability and bring support […]

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Android-x86 4.2 lets you run Jelly Bean on your notebook, desktop PC

Andriod-x86 is an unofficial project to port Google’s Android operating system to run on devices with x86 processors… like the ones made by Intel and AMD. In other words, it lets you run Android on your laptop or desktop PC. The team has released a new build based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and while […]

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CyanogenMod 10.1 (Android 4.2) for the HP TouchPad – coming soon

The HP TouchPad is the discontinued tablet that keeps on ticking. While the tablet originally shipped with the webOS operating system, hackers have been installing Android on it for ages  — and there hasn’t been an open source version of Android that couldn’t run on the TouchPad. Now Team codefireX developer Patrick Campanele is working […]

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Unofficial CM10.1 build brings Android 4.2 to the ancient Dell Streak 7 tablet

Dell stopped supporting the Streak 7 Android tablet with software updates ages ago. But just because the last official software for the Dell Streak 7 is based on Android 3.2 doesn’t mean the 7 inch tablet can’t handle something a bit more modern. A group of independent developers have ported CyanogenMod 10.1 to run on […]

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AOKP brings customizable goodness to Android 4.2 with JB-MR1 Build 1

The developers behind the popular AOKP Android-based operating system have released their first build based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It adds support for lock screen widgets, Google’s new notification and quick settings panel, and more. But like earlier versions of the AOKP, what really makes AOKP JB-MR1 Build 1 special is the level of […]

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CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies brings custom Android 4.2 to more devices

The CyanogenMod team is now offering nightly builds of CM10.1 for more than a half dozen devices including most Google Nexus phones and tablets and a few additional devices such as the Samsung Galaxy line of phones and the Asus Transformer Pad. CyanogenMod 10.1 is a custom version of Google Android 4.2 which includes performance […]

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Install Android 4.2 on the original Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon may not be selling first-generation Kindle Fire tablets anymore (or offering significant software updates for them), but that doesn’t mean you can’t teach an old tablet new tricks. Developer Hashcode has released a custom ROM for the Kindle Fire that lets you run Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on Amazon’s first tablet. In other […]