HP Touchpad

HP Touchpad custom build brings in Android 4.2, Bluetooth functionality

It is quite sad when a still-working device reaches its practical end of life when a manufacturer decides to cut off support for it. While you can still use the device, it means no longer getting fixes, updates, or even new features that the device is otherwise capable of supporting. So it is always encouraging to hear of people still actively working on keeping a device alive, like in the case of the HP Touchpad.

HP exec confirms smartphone is in the works

Lately we've been seeing the popular PC manufacturer HP get back into the mobile space with their recently released HP Slate 7. Before that was their failed tablet running WebOS, and along with it were rumors of a smartphone. This week however, one of HP's top execs has just confirmed a smartphone is still in the pipeline. Most likely it will run Android, but that wasn't confirmed.

Upcoming HP devices tipped to run Android

Apparently, HP has been working on a tablet since Thanksgiving of last year. The tablet is said to be running on the Android operating system, and will also be one of the first tablets to ship with NVIDIA's Tegra 4 processor. Not only that, but reports have been saying that HP is also planning on launching an HP smartphone running Android, however, according to Meg Whitman, HP will not be launching any phones in 2013.

Core WebOS developers defect to Google

It's not a popular fact among the Android faithful, but Ice Cream Sandwich has a lot of the same design DNA as HP's (and formerly Palm's) WebOS, thanks to designer Matias Duarte. Now Google is getting a fresh batch of concerts from the WebOS team. The Enyo developer team helped create the HTML5 framework for the HP TouchPad, and The Verge has announced that they're making their way to Google soon.

32GB HP TouchPad on sale for $195 – today only

Ever since an insane fire sale chopped the price off of the HP TouchPad down to $100, the one and only WebOS tablet has become something of a modder's dandy. While they're nearly impossible to find at retail these days, the cheeky salesmen at Woot.com have managed to snag an unknown quantity of the upgraded 32GB version, and they're selling them off for $194.99 each (plus $5 shipping). They're bound to go quickly, and Woot only sells an item for one day in any case, so hurry if your want one.

HP TouchPad CM9 graduates to Alpha 2: we go hands-on

It's been many a moon since I dusted off the old firesale HP TouchPad, but now that the CyanogenMod team has advanced its Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the tablet to Alpha 2, I figured it was time to give the mod-friendly slate another go. TouchPad owners can download the latest ROM from RootzWiki, and after you see my experiences here, you'll want to. The TouchPad has become a surprisingly stable and speedy platform for Android, due in no small part to the efforts of the CyanogenMod developers.

HP TouchPad CM9 Alpha 1 adds hardware video decoding

IT's that time again, TouchPad owners: break out the recoveries and clear your download queue. The CyanogenMod 9 developers have posted the latest build of Ice cream Sandwich for the HP TouchPad, this time getting it to the lofty heights of Alpha 1. There's not a whole lot of differences between this and Alpha .6 a few weeks ago, but the addition of hardware-decoded video should be enough to get you excited. Power users, you know the drill: download the ROM from here, make a nandroid backup and flash. Hop to it.

CyanogenMod 9 for the HP TouchPad gets nightly updates

Thought you'd seen the last of everyone's favorite firesale mod platform? Think again. The CyanogenMod team's Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HP TouchPad has unofficially graduated from major beta releases to nightly updates. Those with the inclination to try the latest and greatest in community-authored open source code can now flash updated ROMs every day, courtesy of the folks at TeamWin. They're syncing the latest Alpha build with nightly addition to CyanogenMod 9's code, added to the main branch daily, then posting them on their own. You check the download page here to see the latest files.
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