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HP TouchPad gets CyanogenMOD 9 nightly builds, brings it closer to an Android tablet


The HP TouchPad has drawing closer and closer to a full-blown Android tablet substitute, with nightly builds of the venerable CyanogenMOD9, which is a custom ROM based on Android 4.0.3.

While not everything works as it should — no video playback or camera support due to limited library access — as webOS gets further open-sourced and drivers are released, we should eventually have a fully-operating OS.

Check out the nightly builds here over at Rootzwiki, and if you install CM9 onto your TouchPad, let us know how it’s working for you.

Source: Engadget

  • Studystand

    The HP Touchpad has been getting Nightly CM9 updates for awhile now…

  • Awkward Turtle

    I forsee HP releasing a new tablet running android.

    • deltatux

      It was already announced that HP tablets going forward will be Windows tablets. I wished they were Android tablets instead.

  • bigbattery

    What happened to the “second shipment” of Playbooks, something like half a million or so, did it come and went.

  • Art

    It does have video playback, its just not hardware accelerated…

  • Anirask

    I installed CM9 last Sunday and haven’t booted back to WebOS since. Really enjoying ICS.

  • Joseph Dowdy

    It works really well for me except for an error that requires clearing a file in a file manager, but that’s because I don’t know how to set it up to automatically update the CM9…if it can…

  • Dom

    CM9 for TP is amazing. Looking forward to hardware acceleration though.

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