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Video: Chromium OS Ported to Nexus 7, Up and Running

Today, we’re getting the first glimpse into a project created by Android developer, Hexxeh, who has successfully ported the open source Chrome OS to a Nexus 7 tablet. The port isn’t ready for everyone’s tablets quite yet, but as soon as some bugs are worked out, it will be released for all. Nifty, right? 

To learn more about the project, check out the developer’s blog post right here.

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  • mgamerz

    Will be better when it is running on a nexus 10.

  • Salam Zebian

    It’s funny, I just realized that google’s entire hardware lineup is the same cost as a base Macbook pro. $1200 gets you a nexus 10, Nexus 7, chrome book, nexus 4 and you’d still have $50 left over! You could go use that on Apps/content! Would be such a great ad vs Apple!

    • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

      Although I can use Mackbook for work, but can’t use Android or iOS) devices.
      For entertainment though, it will do.

  • Roberto Taylor

    Hexxeh is the man when it comes to Chromium OS. I’ll be picking up a 32GB Nexus 7 for Christmas and would love to load it with Chromium.

  • http://twitter.com/ADomeApart Robert Goulet

    With all due respect (and I truly mean that because this project is a labor of love), Hexxeh should be focusing more on getting his builds of Chromium working on more desktops and laptops. The project has been up for a long time now, with basically no one else working on it, and compatibility is painfully low.

  • Droid Burgundy

    this matters because……

    • http://twitter.com/jdhas jdhas

      Trolololol.

      • Droid Burgundy

        ;)

    • Tatsuo

      Things like this may not seem significant to everyone. But some of the hurdles this dev is overcoming on this project could expedite future projects which you may care about. Kind of like all the stuff we use day to day in 2012 which was invented for the space program to put a man on the moon. There is a lot of it too.

      • Kevin Bojarski

        So you’re telling me the Nexus program will put a man on Mars?!

      • http://twitter.com/kjwilk91 Kyle Wilkins

        So you’re telling me Google is going to put an end to Android!?

  • http://iamandroid.co/profile/rocktoonz Rocktoonz

    I’d MUCH rather have an Android build I could run on a desktop or laptop PC.

    • Droid Burgundy

      BINGO! I keep checking on the x86 android project in hopes that jelly bean makes it way there… running x86 android on a surface Pro could be AMAZING!

      • nhizzat

        Why would that be amazing when you can go out and buy an Android tablet that runs… Android?

        • Droid Burgundy

          because you cant run a full fledged dev setups or certain software suites in android like you still can in linux or windows.. Android is best for content consumption and not creation.. I can’t wait for the day I can have ONE device.. NOT TWO

          • Digger

            Will this have flash already built in like chrome for the pc?

          • Digger

            Will this have flash already built in like chrome for the pc?

          • Noyfb

            Will this have flash already built in like chrome for the pc?