HP TouchPad Ported with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean!
When i hear that CyanogenMod team release CM10 based Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for dead-registered tablet HP TouchPad, i can only say a word. Unbelievable! How come they able to make a state of the art OS like Android 4.1 to run on the old crack device like TouchPad. If you want to say thanks for this amazing port, you should say it to XDA member jcsullins or James Sullins.
Like i said earlier, HP was already abandon TouchPad and WebOS project. But don’t take it wrong guys, this device still got some power juice to offer. It sports 9.7″ screen with 1024 x 768 pixels resolution. Deep under it’s hood, you should be able to find 1.2GHz Qualcomm CPU, 1GB RAM, and 16/32GB internal memory. What i am trying to say here is that HP TouchPad still considered as fine tablet these days.
Off course since it is not an official Jelly Bean port from Google, it’s no big surprise if there are some bugs and errors spotted. From what i heard, graphics and video acceleration are both not working at the moment. Same thing also happen to the audio and microphone support. Front-facing camera is disabled at the moment. But above all of these problems, CyanogenMod team has make a solid statement that any OS can be tweaked or modded a bit in order to make it work on older devices.
Sadly, HP team seems deaf right now. They’re practically do nothing with this port. I know that the company was release WebOS source code to developers for further community-based research, but it will soon turned out into a big disappointment since HP announce that this “Open webOS” won’t be able to support any existing webOS devices. The main reason? Hardware and processors unit. HP engineering team said that “closed” edition of Web OS is not support for Linux 3.3+ Standard Kernel.
So, that is the situation right now. Android community has already prove that older device like TouchPad can run on latest Android OS, but the company refuse to allow independent developers to take open webOS to the next level. What do you think about this guys?