Jan 5th, 2011

Knowing Google, we expected that the Cr-48 Notebook – also affectionately known as the Chrome Notebook – wouldn’t be against a crafty developer or two hacking away at its insides. We wondered about the possibilities of running operating systems other than Chrome OS, and if the project headed by Liam Mcloughin is anything to trust, we may soon be running Android on these things.

The process involved a lot of trickery: he had to open the thing up, flip a developer switch, and used shell to submit commands. A bit of work was also done using his firmware toolkit for the Cr-48. We definitely wouldn’t recommend going out and seeking the files to do this as it’s a very complicated process and we would hate for anyone to mess their notebooks up.

As such, we won’t link to any of the files required – especially since the project isn’t complete. We’ll still be keeping an eye out and we’ll update you guys on his progress as he turns the “ChromeBook” into an Android-lover’s dream. [via ReadWriteWeb]

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