Remember when new gadgets would come out and someone would always ask “can it run Doom?” The answer was usually “yes.” But there might be a better question today: can it run Android?
We’ve seen Android ported to run on all sorts of devices, ranging from the HP TouchPad tablet to the HTC HD2 smartphone, which had originally shipped with webOS and Windows Phone software, respectively.
So why not a graphic calculator?
The TI Nspire CX is a graphing calculator with a 3.2 inch, 320 x 240 pixel display, 64MB of RAM, 100MB of storage, and a 150 MHz ARM-based processor.
The latest version of Android which he could fit on the small amount of storage available was Android 1.6 Donut. But he’s managed to get the keyboard to work and reports that video playback also works.
There are certainly cheaper and easier ways to get your hands on an Android device. But I’m always impressed when someone manages to get software running on a device that it was clearly never designed for.
Update: Want some source code? You got it. How about a video? Here’s one: