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Video Daily: Android OS running on first-gen iPhone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Apr 2010 0:01 User comments (8)

Video Daily: Android OS running on first-gen iPhone iPhone Dev Team member "planetbeing" has released a video today showing off a huge accomplishment, the Android OS running on a first-gen iPhone.
The hack is currently still in alpha stages, but planetbeing says it should get the ball rolling, and that it will be an "easy port forward to the iPhone 3G." Users with the latest iteration, the iPhone 3GS, will probably not even get to test the second OS for some time, however.

Making the video even more notable is that the device is running both the iPhone OS and Android, working like "Bootcamp" does on Mac computers, allowing for booting of multiple operating systems.

Watch the video, it's pretty incredible.

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8 user comments

122.4.2010 0:08

Wow...in a year or two, the iPhone will be as good as the droid eris is today!

222.4.2010 1:14

That's pretty awesome. When they develop an easy-install tool, similar to how unlocking is now, for installing Android I wonder what the impact will be on the number of Android users.

322.4.2010 10:03

HAVE THAT CRAPPLE. I really do think this is one of the best hack in mobile phone history. I killerbug agrees ur prob the only person that hates apple more than I do.

422.4.2010 11:16

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
That's pretty awesome. When they develop an easy-install tool, similar to how unlocking is now, for installing Android I wonder what the impact will be on the number of Android users.
very true. I was considering getting another android phone after my current g1 but its slightly tempting to get an iphone just to simulate android OS.

522.4.2010 12:01

birng it on , I'm soon to inherit my wifes old 3g due to her contract being up and her getting the new and improved 4g when it hits the market so this will give me something to play around with.

good on yee sir !!

622.4.2010 12:22

Originally posted by xyqo:
HAVE THAT CRAPPLE. I really do think this is one of the best hack in mobile phone history. I killerbug agrees ur prob the only person that hates apple more than I do.
You do realize an apple dev team member made the hack.. right?

722.4.2010 13:03

Originally posted by andmill11:
Originally posted by xyqo:
HAVE THAT CRAPPLE. I really do think this is one of the best hack in mobile phone history. I killerbug agrees ur prob the only person that hates apple more than I do.
You do realize an apple dev team member made the hack.. right?
iPhone Dev Team does not work for Apple :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_Dev_Team

827.4.2010 9:34

of course, its so youll buy a iphone to hack it instead of a HTC or similar with android already on it; isnt it?

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