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Move over Apple Watch, Macintosh II emulated on Android Wear

Corbin Davenport, the mind behind Windows 95 running on a Samsung Gear Live, has shown off Apple's Macintosh II emulated on an Android Wear smartwatch.

Published onMay 11, 2015

Macintosh II Android Wear

Last year, Corbin Davenport showed off Windows 95 running on a Samsung Gear Live, a confusingly wonderful demonstration of the customization and power of Android Wear smartwatches. If that wasn’t odd enough, Davenport can now completely bewilder onlookers with his Android smartwatch that emulated Apple’s Macintosh II from 1991.

To get it all working Davenport took the Mini vMac II emulator from the Play Store, backed up the APK from his phone and side loaded it onto the watch. From there, it’s a simple case of booting up the desired operating system, which in this case is a System 6 software version from 1991. Although the emulator will support versions as new as 7.5.5 from 1996.

You can see the smartwatch running the emulation in the video below, complete with clumsy touchscreen controls. I wonder what he’ll stick on an Android Wear watch next.

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