Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...
Nook Color Gets Ubuntu!
As we got tablets floating around in our forums, it is only natural that people will look at them and say “hmm…. what if we try and make this one better?” XDA member devastatorx has prepared a guide to allow users to run Ubuntu on the Nook Color. The devices like tablets should be ideal for this OS as they don’t have the limitation of a relatively small screen like the smartphones do (even if the HD2 has a 4.3 inch screen, it is still small for a computer’s standard). According to the dev, the idea sprung from looking at the Ubuntu project for the Nexus One.
The guide provided is pretty clear with all the necessary instructions and downloads, but keep in mind that this is a work in progress, so there will be bugs to be expected. If you feel that you can provide support or feedback to the dev, please do so.
You will have to be rooted for this to work.
Changed the install and loader scripts re-compressed and uploaded, new download link. Stream lined the installation process (removed 5 steps)
reflect changes to ubuntu.sh and bootubuntu scripts and streamlining the process. Added screenshots
You can find more information in the port thread.
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