Watch the Galaxy Gear run Candy Crush



The Samsung Galaxy Gear is somewhat limited out of the box, with a decent amount of functionality but a relatively small number of native apps. When you look at what powers the smartwatch, though – an 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM – it’s basically on par with a midrange Android(s goog) smartphone from a couple of years ago, like the original LG Optimus series. That’s enough power to run most basic Android apps, and Ars Technica has hacked the watch to do just that.

Apparently hacking the Galaxy Gear is relatively simple. Just check off the “USB debug” toggle in the watch’s settings, hook it up to your computer via USB cable, and you can sideload apps onto it using ADB, the Android Debug Bridge. Though Ars Technica has still not been able to root the watch, it has successfully run a number of apps on it, including…

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