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Installing Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on My HP TouchPad

Installing Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on My HP TouchPad

In July of 2011, the nice people at HP gave me a TouchPad Tablet PC.  Here's something I wrote about it then.  It was is a nice piece of hardware with great sound running webOS, but by August of 2011, HP had discontinued the TouchPad.  Early sales results indicated it wasn't the iPad killer they hoped it would be.

That meant the only tablet I own runs an OS without many apps.  If you think  BB10 is missing some key apps (and it is), you should peruse the app selection for the TouchPad.  As a fan of the Android OS, I wanted to run Android on my HP TouchPad so I could enjoy the same system and apps I enjoy on my Samsung Galaxy phone.

The answer was CyanogenMod 10, which has brilliantly enabled me to run Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) on my TouchPad.  Fantastic installation instructions are here should you own a TouchPad and want to give this a shot.  It's pretty easy as my girlfriend and I had it up and running in one afternoon.

TouchPad running Android

I'm very pleased with my new Android tablet.  Jelly Bean is great.

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