We have learned that HP’s long-discontinued webOS tablet, known as the HP TouchPad, has found a new lease of life by running on the Android mobile operating system. The HP TouchPad itself was launched all the way back in 2011, where it was subsequently discontinued just a couple of months after launch, citing disappointing sales figures as the reason behind that. In order to get rid of their remaining inventory, HP then decided to sell off the remainder of their TouchPad for $99 – selling millions of them along the way.
Hence, this would more or less translate to having millions of HP TouchPad owners out there, although it remains to be seen whether these owners are still making use of their fire sale tablets. For those who have taken the relevant steps to install Android on them, here is some news – apparently, the HP TouchPad has some more juice left in it to run the latest version of Android, which is Android 5.0 Lollipop, now how about that?
Of course, it is not all smooth sailing, as Bluetooth works, although the camera remains gimped, while the YouTube app refuses to function. Needless to say, the HP TouchPad has to wake itself up from a slumber when it first boots up, but will increase in speed in due time.