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Hexxeh ports Chromium OS to Nexus 7 as proof of concept (or maybe his skills)

November 3, 2012

What do you get when you cross two connected mobile computing platforms by Google? A Googlestein monster? Not exactly, as popular Liam McLoughlin (better known as Hexxeh) offers in his latest exploit. After porting Chromium OS (which is the open source release of the Chromebook OS) to just about any device, Hexxeh has not ported Chromium OS to Android-based Nexus 7 devices.

Why, you may ask? It’s because he can, and because it’s proof of concept that Chromium OS can run on the Nexus 7. Or perhaps it’s more of a proof that Hexxeh can do it, and he has therefore done so.

Of course the next question here would be why you would want to have Chromium OS on a tablet computer that already runs Android in the first place. There’s no short answer here, other than perhaps as proof that the Nexus 7 is a capable platform when it comes to cloud computing.

There are no details released on this port, only that WiFi and the touchscreen are working. No word on power management and other things that might affect your mobile computing experience. Check out the video below. Someone’s definitely drinking too much Jolt.