There’s a thing called going retro. Pretty sure this is not it. An Android Wear user has successfully deployed Windows 95 on his device, and it looks rather nifty.
Though not very practical in terms of functionality.
Although Microsoft is currently working on bringing Windows to smartwatches, Corbin Davenport managed to create his own Windows wearable using the Windows 95 operating system — and guess what, it runs quite fine on smaller devices like this.
However, it takes a lot of time to load.
Take a look at this video below:
The only problem is that Windows 95 crashes every time the wearer tries to launch an application, so this is very much a proof of concept, not a viable alternate. But the desktop fits the small screen pretty nicely, and although it is difficult to navigate the menus, it is still possible.
Redmond is currently busy bringing Windows natively to wearable devices and smartwatches, and although a select few have tested the hardware that is in development, nothing is official yet.
Word is that Microsoft wants to make its smartwatch compatible with all other smartphones on the market, meaning users will be able to pair it with their Android or iOS powered devices. If this is true, it is sure to make Microsoft’s unit a lot more appealing to buyers.
We’ll find out soon enough.