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TouchPad Gets CyanogenMod 7.1.0 Alpha

The CyanogenMod team has dished out the early alpha version of the CyanogenMod 7.1.0 for Hewlett Packard’s discontinued and dirt-cheap TouchPad tablet device.

People waiting to port Android to their $99 webOS powered TouchPad don’t have to wait any longer as the first alpha version of the mod has been released.

Apart for some features previously previewed by the developer team, CyanogenMod 7.1.0 for TouchPad, which is an enhanced and heavily modified version of Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread, will come with a lot more add-ons for enhanced user experience.

Some of the features are; a fully functional Wi-Fi feature, multiboot support, support for ten-point multi-touch, camera support for video chat and functional but limited GPU acceleration, among others.

The team has warned that this is a ‘Lower Your Expectations’ release and the faint of heart are not advised to install it.

“You are encouraged NOT to install this software as the alpha is only a test version and as stated above, there is no claim that it is fit for any purpose,” said developer dalingrin.

“You may experience issues ranging from the benign to the very serious, including potential data leakage, and/or permanent loss of data, and even the possible 'bricking' or permanent disabling of your device. Or worse,” he added.