Hacked iPad Shown Running Chromium OS

While it could just be a screengrabbed imaged displayed in the Photos app, we're inclined to believe it's the real deal as Hexxeh already has a proven track record in Chromium OS builds.

The UK-based hacker tweeted from his compromised iPad, but did say, "I'll dash your hopes later, there are a few catches." In a reply to another tweeter, he said later, "You can't use it as a normal iPad without a restore sadly though."

Only the one grainy picture has been published showing his iPad running the open-source Chromium OS, but presumably he'll be letting us in on some of his secrets later. [Hexxeh via Engadget]