MOTOACTV Rooted; Becomes First Wristwatch Capable of Playing “Angry Birds”

MOTOACTV Rooted; Becomes First Wristwatch Capable of Playing “Angry Birds”

Dec 27, 2011

When the MOTOACTV was announced, I speculated about the potential of a wristwatch-sized Android device. Well, now, hackers have figured out how to root the MOTOACTV, Motorola’s wrist-wearable Android device. Chris Wade of cmw.me got his hands on the device and immediately set out to root it and install a stock version of Android on it – which he accomplished in short order. On his website, he provides files and instructions on how to root the device, and to get set up with stock Android on it. He managed to get Honeycomb set up on it, which is funny because the OS has been designed to run on screen sizes bigger than phones; now, it’s available on a screen a fraction of the size. Still, it’s a full-fledged Android device, supporting the Android Market, even games like Angry Birds. Still, it’s on a 1.6″ screen so it’s probably not the ideal experience, but it’s the most comfortable wrist-based Angry Birds experience on the market. Now is the time for wristwatch-friendly apps!

Carter Dotson
Carter Dotson, editor of Android Rundown, has been covering Android since late 2010, and the mobile industry as a whole since 2009. Originally from Texas, he has recently moved to Chicago. He loves both iOS and Android for what they are - we can all get along!
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