Samsung’s been releasing smartwatches for a while and they’re know mostly for using their own Tizen-based operating systems on their wristwear. They’ve since released an Android Wear device, the Gear Live, and they’re got a few more on the way if some developer news is anything to go by.
But something a little creative has happened. An XDA developer who goes by the handle biktor_gj has, after several months of effort, managed to port the Android Wear OS over to one of Samsung’s older devices: the Gear 2.
He’s still got a way to go, Android Wear took four months to set up and boot on the Gear 2 and the developer is still working on getting the finer points of the operating system working as intended. So there’s no real way to do it yourself, should you already own a Gear 2. But it’s probably coming.
You can check out this work-in-progress here.