We always try to cover all new projects and this is one example of this. In the famous GitHub page there is one more project among so many. It is, obviously, an open source project based on Linux and this time it aims to cover a sector that is still taking off, that of smartwatches. Specifically, it is an operating system for this type of wearable devices and that it is possible to talk about in the immediate future.
Is named asteroids And it has been created by a French student to be able to be executed in diverse models of smartwatchs that now equip Google's Android. The student has been working on the system for two years to now publish it on GitHub, where we can see the code and get hold of it if we want. As reported, their incentive is that many users believe that some of the existing proprietary systems do not satisfy them.
The dissatisfaction, according to the creator, comes from the poor use of the hardware they make or the lack of security. Then he realized that an open platform was needed for these devices, working on the system that is now in alpha phase. Therefore, it is still an immature project in terms of development and only contains some basic applications such as a calendar to schedule events, a simple calculator, a system for music, and a clock with a stopwatch, timer, etc.
AsteroidOS can be run on various models of smartwatchs like certain versions of the LG G, ASUS ZenWatch, Sony Smartwatch, etc. Although not all the functionalities work, for example, the bluetooth system only works at the moment in the LG models. And from here we hope that progress continues and that development improves, although we are aware that others have tried and failed, therefore it is a slightly uphill battle ...