MOTOACTV Sports Watch Becomes World’s Smallest Honeycomb Tablet
While Android Honeycomb barely just recently made it to the smaller 7-inch screen form factor thanks to the release of Android 3.2, developers are hard at work on pushing the boundaries of what constitutes a tablet. The latest hack comes by way of Chris Wade, a developer who is successful in porting Google’s tablet OS onto Motorola’s recently released sports tracking watch, the MOTOACTV, which debuted alongside the Motorola Droid RAZR.
Surprisingly, despite MOTOACTV’s more modest specs–it was released with a heavily skinned Gingerbread OS–the watch is able to run Honeycomb fairly smoothly on its 1.6-inch display. Meant as a wrist accessory rather than to be wielded with two hands, the MOTOACTV was discovered to come with a single-core 600 MHz Texas Instruments CPU and a paltry 256 MB RAM.
Enterprising hacker Wade was able to also load on Android Market, giving him the ability to download additional apps, including running Angry Birds.
So how does the Honeycomb experience fare on a 1.6-inch watch-sized display? According to Wade, not bad at all, and everything runs fairly well.