Make your smartwatch even less useful by installing Windows 95

Make your smartwatch even less useful by installing Windows 95The smartwatch product category is still just getting off the ground, and right now they aren't the most useful things on the planet. There is a ton of power packed into them, though, and the main problem is essentially limited software. In that regard, how about running a full desktop OS on your wrist?

Corbin Davenport has been torturing his Android Wear-powered Samsung Gear Live by making it run all manner of things it shouldn't ever be asked to run. Thanks to the Android DOS emulator aDosBox, he's even gotten Windows 95 to boot up, which you can see in the above video. Sadly, it's not running perfectly. Thanks to a lack of emulator configuration, Windows 95 keeps running out of memory and apps just crash. The Gear has a whopping 512MB of RAM, but the emulator just doesn't let Windows address it all.

It's not just Windows that Davenport has gotten running on the Gear Live. He also has video of the Android version of Doom (of course) and Minecraft PE. The 1.65 inch screen makes everything pretty unusable, but it's all in good fun. If you want to see more microscopic programs running on a smartwatch, don't forget our attempts with the original Galaxy Gear—we got Candy Crush and a full Android Launcher up and running on these little things.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Samsung, smartwatch

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