The Samsung Galaxy Gear might not have taken off in the explosive manner that the folks over at Samsung had anticipated, but I am quite sure that it still has its fair share of fans. Well, what the Galaxy Gear could be would be to lead an existence of being a hacker-friendly device. It seems that some folks have already discovered a way to have the Galaxy Gear run on the full Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system despite the smartwatch having relatively low powered hardware in the first place. Apart from that, those with a technical know how will also be able to sideload full Android apps directly onto the device.
Needless to say, you will run into a number of limitations as to what the Galaxy Gea is capable of, since it comes with just a 1.6” display, an 800MHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and no native data connection to begin with. Still, it does not look too difficult to turn on USB debugging in the first place, which would then enable one to use ADB in order to sideload apps on the device. While it is not really all that functional in the first place, at least it is a proof of concept that it can be done.
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