People hack trackballs now?

Superb mobile portal XDA-Developers has a little news piece on the work of modder “metalhead8816″ today, in which it mentions his modding of the Nexus One’s trackball.

Bizarre but true. The custom additions let Nexus One users wake up the phone by poking at its trackball, with an additional second hack also adding support for the Android music player – track skipping by “double clicking” the trackball without having to wake up the screen.

nexus one trackball mod

Who would’ve thought a trackball could be so versatile?