Chromecast rooted, apparently runs Android from Google TV, not Chrome OS

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Unsurprisingly, the Chromecast has been rooted by a team of hackers who were apparently able to reveal that the device runs rather Android than Chrome OS, or better said a “modified Google TV release.”

Thanks to the same hackers we already know that Chromecast-specific apps may be coming soon to the dongle, including Pandora, HBO Go, Washington Post, AOL ON, Qello, Revision 3, Songza and Tic Tac Toe.

While you wait, you can already do a bunch of interesting stuff with the Chromecast, so don’t forget to check out our tips and tricks for the device (video above).

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