Another Android device rooted and cracked open for the modding community? Yawn, right? Well, when that Android device also happens to be a watch, things get a little more interesting. The Motorola ACTV is a sports watch that runs Android and connects wirelessly with Android devices. With a little hacking around, it can now run Android apps on its tiny 1.6-inch screen.
The ACTV runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread beneath a heavily customized interface suited for a small screen. By using the ZergRuch exploit, modders were able to open the device up and install the Android Market and other Google Apps on it. With a custom launcher, the ACTV is a totally new device, though not terribly usable.
This isn’t going to suddenly make the ACTV a must-have accessory. It’s still a pricey add-on that most users won’t need. This is just another example of the Android community doing what it does best.