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Google Glass rooted and Ubuntu installed at Glass-related I/O session

Google said that they are open and want their Glass to be hacked after reports spread the web that someone had rooted Glass. Google then scheduled a session titled "Voiding your warranty: Hacking Google Glass" at I/O conference. And guess what happened at the session? Glass was rooted and as a demo of running another operating system, Ubuntu was installed.

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Google said that they are open and want their Glass to be hacked after reports spread the web that someone had rooted Glass. Google then scheduled a session titled “Voiding your warranty: Hacking Google Glass” at the I/O conference. And guess what happened at the session? Glass was rooted and as a demo of running another operating system, Ubuntu was installed.

Though this might come as an exciting news to Ubuntu lovers, there’s nothing to be too excited of just yet. You can root and install Ubuntu as alternative to the default Android operating system that runs on Glass, but the Ubuntu you’ll end up using is far from usable for real work.

The goal of the demonstration was to show that it’s possible to do the ground work. Now it’s up to developers how they can take advantage of Ubuntu running on Glass. There’s nothing to be happy about at this moment for end users; but for developers, there could be a sky of opportunities lying in the Glass.

But we wonder how many Glass users would take the risk of “bricking” their Glass in the process of rooting it!

Source: Engadget

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