The Samsung Galaxy Gear can run full Android apps
0. phoneArena 09 Oct 2013, 18:15 posted on
The Samsung Galaxy Gear has had a rocky reaction from users and tech reviewers as a consumer device, but it looks like the Gear could have a pretty impressive second life as a hacker's device. While you may not see it with the custom UI, the Gear is actually running full Android 4.2.2 albeit on pretty low-powered hardware. Still, it seems like with just a little bit of work, you can sideload full Android apps onto the device...
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1. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
What's Breaking Bad?? I'll dl the video anyway.
2. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
its the best sh!t you'll ever have the privilege of watching on tv
4. AwesomestMaximuss (Posts: 119; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
IMHO That title should go to Agents of Shield or Sleepy Hollow or maybe Game of thrones...
7. Kitkat_4.4 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
Game of Thrones and breaking bad , yes. :D
23. Gdrye (Posts: 108; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
Maybe Game of Thrones?!? hands down Game of Thrones is the best TV show i have ever lived to see
20. saffant (Posts: 224; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)
Walking Dead Season 1 was awesome. Season 2 was boring, and season 3 became more about the politics than zombies.
Breaking Bad and Game Of Thrones still king.
22. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4185; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
You wish. Breaking Bad is good but BOTH the Walking Dead & Game of Thrones out class it by a wide margin.
6. apple4never (Posts: 962; Member since: 08 May 2013)
angry birds in class !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
Insane. The potential is there so I hope Samsung does well with this and continues to improve it.
11. Navaid (Posts: 46; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)
Device is screaming ' I'm Samsunggggg, I can be anyyy thinggg..!! ' XD
14. voxmarc (Posts: 313; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
this is when a watch is called smartwatch.
17. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Hopefully Samsung acknowledges they limit the device true potential and allow you to run actual apps without a sideload on it after an update.
21. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 864; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
It's only after I saw this video that I am actually tempted to buy one.
19. Andrewtst (Posts: 331; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
It work perfectly. :)
25. Pottsy (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)
Because of this video, I bought the gear today! Awesome.
Oh and internet access on the galaxy gear? Check out this:
Look up on Play Store app (free) "Bluetooth Auto Tethering" by refluxa
Haven't tested it yet. But I'm pretty sure the gear connects to your note 3 via bluetooth, so tethering through bluetooth may disconnect your gear's connection to your phone, but will give you internet access through the phones bluetooth? Can someone please test.
I'm waiting for my gear to arrive in the mail within the next 12 days! It's going to feel like forever!