The HP TouchPad was announced some time ago, but it did not manage to last the distance in the market at all. No sir, in fact, the HP TouchPad was pulled off store shelves, virtual and in brick-and-mortar stores, leaving it as a legacy device where a small group of people have managed to make varying degrees of successful attempts to port over different operating systems to the HP TouchPad. Android was one of them, and until now, no one has managed to get the front-facing camera to work with Android running on the HP TouchPad – at least not until now.

Developer Dorregaray managed to come up with a custom, unofficial version of CyanogenMod 9 for the HP TouchPad, where partial support for the camera has been thrown into the mix. In plain English, this means that there are still bugs in the software, although you are able to make use of the built-in camera app to preview pictures and take snapshots. Forget about third party apps like Skype taking advantage of the front-facing camera, as that ain’t happening anytime soon. Something is always better than nothing, right?

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