Open Source Smartwatches running Linux and Android

Androidly: KickStarter-backed, runs Android 2.2, has a 2-inch, 320 x 240 touchscreen, 416MHz CPU, 256MB RAM, and up to 16GB of storage. Also included are a GSM cellular modem, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 2-megapixel camera.

Are smart watches becoming the in thing? Every mobile phone vendor seems to be working on their version. Many are made to compliment the smartphone they built while others are independent.

Smartwatches that have already hit the market run a variety of operating systems with Android being used in many of these miniature devices. One of them, the Leikr runs Linux. There are also two open source smartwatches, backed by Kickstarter which run hooks of the Linux and Android systems. Here is a summary of several smart watches that run Android or Linux.


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