Since Glass was announced, it has been rumored that it was running a skinned version of Android.  It was then confirmed several days ago that it was for sure running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.  Now that some developers have received their Explorer Edition of Glass, they have hacked the software enabling them to view the native Android operating system.  In addition to this, they have also been able to side-load Android applications.

While it is great that the device is hackable to the point that vanilla Android can be used on the device but this may cause issues with the battery life and the speed of the device.  This could be an issue because the specially made timeline and cards that originally run on the device are made to save battery life.

Only time will tell to see what will come  out of everything the developers will be able to do with their devices.

Source | SlashGear


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Justin Duino

Justin Duino

(Founder | Editor-in-Chief) - I am currently a student at the University of Nevada, Reno getting my degree in Computer Science.I have been fortunate to work with some brilliant people in the technology industry and plan to continue so for the rest of my life.I am currently using a Nexus 5, a Nexus 7 (2013), and a Nexus 10. Additionally, I am one of the first Glass Explorers with Google Glass and loving it!
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