An industrious 16 year old hacker named Corbin Davenport has unveiled the ability to load a Samsung Gear Live smartwatch running Android Wear with Microsoft’s Windows 95 old operating system using the aDosBox app.
Unfortunately once installed on the Android Wear smartwatch the Microsoft Windows 95 operating system runs pretty awfully, but hey you can’t have everything.
Windows 95 is a 20 year old operating system and was initially designed to be run on x86 processors, even thought the smartwatch is probably equipped with higher specifications than most of the system running Win 95 originally.
The Windows 95 operating system exhausts the RAM as soon as any application is opened, and generally runs very slow and laggy, but what did you expect from a smartwatch. Check out the video below to see the installed Win 95 running on the Android Wear smartwatch for yourself.
Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor supported by 512MB of RAM and 1.6 inch, 320 x 320 pixel display doesn’t help with its performance. Due to the Android Wear and the aDosBox Android application that has been designed to emulate a x86 processor and offer Android systems a DOS style environment.
Corbin Davenport explains : “Has science gone too far? Here’s Windows 95 running on my Samsung Gear Live watch running Android Wear 4.4W.”