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HP TouchPad Gets CyanogenMod 7 with Enhancements

More good news for the owners of the now-discontinued HP TouchPad tablet as the CyanogenMod team unveiled the CyanogenMod 7 for Android, aimed at replacing the WebOS operating system from the device.

HP officially abandoned the TouchPad a few weeks back, after it had failed to live upto the expectations of the company. The US based tech giant then went on to offer what was supposed to be HP’s answer to the Apple iPad, at an amazingly cheaper price of $99 (for the 16 GB variant) and $149 (for the 32 GB variant).

The device is by default powered by the WebOS operating system, whose fate is currently under doubt amidst reports about the company planning to sell the platform to a third party, and Samsung being interested in the deal.

This new offering from the CyanogenMod team has brought more hopes for all those who wanted to see the TouchPad running on Google’s Android opearting system.

The offering from CyanogenMod team - dubbed CyanogenMod 7 is largely based on the Android 2.3 platform for smartphones - but with some improvisation in order to make it compatible with tablet devices.

A video (embedded below) was also posted by the developers to demonstrate the end results achieved by them.

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