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Android for the HP Touchpad finally gets a (partially) working camera

It’s been more than a year since HP discontinued the first and only webOS tablet, and hackers have been running Google Android on the HP TouchPad for almost as long. Since then we’ve seen every major version of Android ported to run on HP’s hardware. But there’s always been one problem: Nobody’s managed to get […]

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CyanogenMod quietly releases CM9 stable (for the Galaxy Nexus)

It’s been almost a year since the developers behind the popular CyanogenMod version of Android began working on CyanogenMod 9. After months of release candidates and nightly builds, the team has released the first stable version of CM9 for the GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Update: It looks like the Galaxy Nexus release was a […]

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CyanogenMod 9 ported to the Google Nexus Q

The Google Nexus Q is a $299 media streaming device designed to let you play music and movies purchased or rented from the Google Play Store. Out of the box, it doesn’t have a user interface. Instead, Google offers an app that lets you control media playback from your Android phone or tablet. Under the […]

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CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.1 for the NOOK Tablet kills (some) bugs dead

Just over a week after releasing the first build of Android 4.0 for the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet , developer chrmhoffmann has released a new build which eliminates many of the problems that had affected the first build. The biggest improvement in CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.1 is that I can actually tap the power […]

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Android 4.0 update for the Kindle Fire – now with USB mounting

One of the bugs that’s been plaguing Amazon Kindle Fire users who have installed early builds of Android 4.0 on the $199 tablet appears to be fixed. Developer JackpotClavin has released a new build of CyanogenMod 9 Alpha for the tablet which adds support for USB mounting. In other words, you can now connect the […]

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CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0.5 (bug fix) for the HP TouchPad

There’s a new build of CyanogenMod 9 available for the HP TouchPad. The latest version includes a handful of bug fixes and a few new features for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on HP’s discontinued tablet. Update: There’s another new build. You can install Alpha 0.6 the same way you installed Alpha 0.5 by following […]

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First look at Android 4.0 on the HP TouchPad – video

Update: We now have step-by-step instructions for installing Android 4.0 on the HP TouchPad. It’s still rough around the edges, so proceed with caution.  It’s been a few months since Android 2.3 was successfully ported to run on the HP TouchPad tablet. Now it looks like Android 4.0 is almost ready to go. The CyangenMod […]

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NOOK Color hackers working on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

The Amazon Kindle Fire isn’t the only $200 tablet that’s already running an early version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. A team of developers has started porting ICS to run on the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color. Barnes & Noble released the NOOK Color last year, and recently dropped the price to $199 to […]