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Lilbits (8-09-2013): HP TouchPad updates, Amazon Kindle Fire rumors

A few days after developer JC Sullins released an unofficial software update for the HP TouchPad allowing you to use Bluetooth when running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on the discontinued tablet, he’s released another update. This time not only does Bluetooth file transfer work, but you can pair the official HP Touchpad Bluetooth keyboard with […]

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HP TouchPad gets unofficial Android 4.2 update with working Bluetooth

It’s been about two years since HP discontinued the HP TouchPad tablet, slashed prices, and cleared out inventory. For almost as long, bargain-hunters and hackers have been making lemonade out of HP’s lemons by installing Android on the tablet and using it as a low-cost, all-purpose tablet. At this point nearly everything works — it […]

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Phoenix hits $35,000 goal to bring Android apps to webOS on the HP TouchPad

Want to run Android apps on an HP TouchPad tablet, but don’t want to actually go so far as to install Android? The folks at Phoenix International Communications have been working on porting OpenMobile’s Application Compatibility Layer (ACL) to the platform so that you can run Android apps without leaving webOS. To finish the work, […]

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HP TouchPad could eventually run Android apps without leaving webOS (Kickstarter)

HP discontinued the HP TouchPad tablet nearly two years ago — just a few months after launching the 9.7 inch tablet running webOS software. The company also stopped making webOS hardware and started the process of converting webOS to an open source project and eventually selling it to LG for use on televisions. While that […]

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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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HP introduces its first Android tablet: The $169 HP Slate 7

After dabbling in the tablet space with Windows and ill-fated webOS models over the past few years, HP is launching its first Android tablet. The HP Slate 7 is a 7 inch tablet which packs mediocre specs and a low price… perhaps HP learned something when the $499 HP TouchPad sold poorly only until the […]

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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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Android for the HP TouchPad gets working camera with CyanogenMod 9, CM10

It’s been a few months since developer Dorregaray released the first custom builds of Android for the HP TouchPad with support for the 9.7 inch tablet’s front-facing camera. Now the camera patch has been incorporated into a number of different versions of Android for the tablet, including a custom build of CyanogenMod 10 (based on […]

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CyanogenMod 10 for the HP TouchPad updated (with working audio)

Developer jcsullins has updated his unofficial build of CyanogenMod 10 for the HP TouchPad. The software brings Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to HP’s discontinued 9.7 inch tablet. We’ve seen that before — but the latest build adds support for audio. Hardware video decoding also seems to be working. I had no problems streaming HD videos […]

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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 […]