Hexxeh Installs Android on CR-48 Notebook
Hexxeh has done it again; a few days ago came ‘Luigi‘ and now he’s hacked his CR-48 Chrome Notebook to run Android OS. You may remember that a few months ago he even hacked an Ipad so that it could run Chromium OS. We recieved the news with much schepticism but it turns out he actually did it!
In what seems a usual fashion Hexxeh simply tweeted an image of a CR-48 running Android OS (titled: Android, meet ChromeOS). There were no details as to what version of the operating system he is running (though it seems like Android 2.2 or 2.3); neither were there any details of how he did it. Even so we are quite sure he will reveal how in the coming few days.
A growing concern…
There is a growing concern as to how CR-48 Notebooks are being hacked and dismantled by the developer community. Of -course Google gave people the permission to do what they want with them but some bloggers (and users) are beginning to wonder if some people are shortchanging Google by not testing Chrome OS and are rather installing Windows or OSX on their devices.
Some would argue that due to the relative rarity of CR-48 Notebooks and the high privilage that some have of recieving one from Google; they should perhaps focus their efforts on doing what Google gave them the device to do; testing the Chrome OS beta.
Nevertheless, whatever side of the fence you may take, you have to admit that the amount of CR-48 hacking that has been going on for the last few days is pretty awesome!
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