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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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HP releases open webOS Beta source code, build instructions

HP has released the first beta build of open webOS, the new open source version of the operating system HP paid more than $1.2 billion for when the company acquired Palm. The source code is now available at github, as well as instructions for building the operating system from source and installing the environment on […]

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HP spins of remains of Palm team as Gram, a new software company

After spending billions of dollars to acquire Palm and build a few phones and tablets, HP canceled all of its webOS hardware last year. While the webOS operating system that drove the Pre, Veer, and TouchPad is transitioning to an open source project, the folks at webOS Nation report that HP is quietly moving the […]

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Open webOS is designed for new hardware, won’t support HP TouchPad, Pre, Veer

There’s good news and bad news on the HP Open webOS front today. HP is moving to create a new open source version of the operating system that currently powers its discontinued smartphones and tablets such as the HP TouchPad tablet and Pre and Veer smartphones. Today the company released the Luna System Manager and […]

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Old HP TouchPad learns new tricks with webOS Community Edition

The HP TouchPad tablet and Pre and Veer phones were the last devices to ship with HP’s webOS software. So when HP canceled those products last year, it’s no surprise that the pace of development for webOS slowed to a crawl. Sure, HP released a couple of software patches, and a handful of developers released […]

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HP releases webOS Community Edition, Open webOS still on the way

As promised, HP has released much of the source code for webOS 3.0.5 — the operating system that shipped with the HP TouchPad Tablet last year. HP is calling this webOS Community Edition, and the goal is to make it easier for third party developers to tweak, improve, and write apps for the TouchPad and […]

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HP TouchPad was originally designed for Android, sliders were under development

With a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, a sturdy case, and a iPad-like 9.7 inch display, the HP TouchPad accidentally became one of the best Android tablets when HP discontinued the device last summer, marked down the price to $99, and hackers figured out how to load Google’s operating system onto the tablet. But while […]