TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,915 Reviews & Articles | 38,111 News Posts

Chromecast rooted, full details on the operating system revealed

Google's $35 Chromecast gets rooted, the OS is a mix of Chrome and Android

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Jul 29, 2013 12:29 pm

While TV networks aren't happy with Google's new $35 wonder device, Chromecast, it looks like there's some special herbs and spices inside of the little, cheap, and very capable device.

 

TweakTown image news/3/2/32002_07_chromecast_rooted_full_details_on_the_operating_system_revealed.png

 

Chromecast has been rooted by the GTV Hacker crew, who discovered the Chromecast runs a mix of both Android and Chrome. Google has said that Chromecast runs ChromeOS, but when the Chromecast is powered up it says "Chrome", but the GTV Hacker crew say otherwise.

 

Once the Chromecast is rooted, the GTV Hacker crew say what you see is closer to Android and Google TV than it is to Chrome. At the moment there's no way to run apps on Chromecast, but the crew didn't dismiss the idea of putting an Android port on Chromecast. You might want to get in quick, because Chromecast sold out online within 36 hours, and the Mountain View-based giant have already pulled their three-month Netflix promotion because of "overwhelming demand".

NEWS SOURCE
Androidcentral.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones news at our Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases