Samsung Gear Live boots Macintosh II OS like a breeze

Samsung Gear Live boots Macintosh II OS like a breezeSamsung’s first Android Wear smartwatch, the Gear Live, was introduced back at the Google I/O 2014 conference last summer.

Since then, we’ve shown you that the Gear Live is capable of many wonders. For example, the smartwatch was made to boot Microsoft’s ancient Windows 95 desktop operating system. But that’s not all it can do.

In 1987, the Apple Macintosh II became a reality as the first personal computer model of the second series in the Apple Macintosh line and the first Macintosh to support a color display.

Well, if you’re looking to relive the days of old, take a look at the video below showing the Samsung Gear Live running Macintosh via an emulator. The developer who managed to do this utilized Mini vMac II, which is an app available for download from the Google Play Store for only 2 bucks.

Naturally, don’t expect any enhanced functionality. Apple’s outdated OS isn’t too usable on the super small 1.63-inch display. However, you’ll probably notice that everything moves quite snappy, as the wearable bundles pretty nifty hardware.

If you’re wondering what’s the use of porting an old OS to a wearable, you are probably asking the wrong question. Developers tend to take up seemingly useless projects such as this quite often, because why not?

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Samsung, smartwatch

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