Seems the Rabbit R1 was simply an Android app all alongside

The Rabbit R1 in front of a window.
I imply, at the very least it’s simply $200? | Picture: David Pierce / The Verge

Because it launched final week, Rabbit’s R1 AI gadget has impressed loads of questions, beginning with “Why isn’t this simply an app?” Nicely, associates, that’s as a result of it is simply an app.

Over at Android Authority, Mishaal Rahman managed to obtain Rabbit’s launcher APK on a Google Pixel 6A. With somewhat tweaking, he was capable of run the app as if it have been on Rabbit’s personal gadget. Utilizing the volume-up key instead of the R1’s single {hardware} button, he was capable of arrange an account and begin asking it questions, simply as if he was utilizing the $199 R1.

Oh boy.

Rahman factors out that the app in all probability doesn’t supply the entire identical performance because the R1. In his phrases: “the Rabbit R1’s launcher app is meant to be preinstalled within the firmware and be…

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