New UI, Old iPod

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  1. FunkyMonkey
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    I have a 1st gen nano and I wonder if I can put the new nano UI on my ipod.
    Some kind of hack possibly?
     
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    Short Answer: No

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    And the long answer?
     
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    No, it can't be done?

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Not possible.
     
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    Requests to "hack" the new iPod UI

    Please, I've seen like 3-4 of these already, it is getting rather annoying, of course, you can dream of an update like that nice thread, but the "can someone hack the new ui on the old ipod xyz?" are getting old. Though I'm not a mod, and perhaps not my place to complain, I just really got tired of it.. Sorry, ranting here..

    Want something kinda new? Buy a new iPod or try some iPod hacks already out, i.e. iPodLinux, etc..
     
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    I'm pretty sure the old Nano doesn't have the processor power or the battery life to really do video at all...
     
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    If you're so sure of doing it, why don't you do it yourself :)

    Also, there are display differences..
     
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    Ok, how about cover flow then? I don't want to watch video on a tiny screen anyway.
     
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    Different platforms. This isn't like a software update to mac OS X. The original uses nothing like Mac OS X iPod Edition while the new Nano supposedly uses a "OS X" OS. It is designed specifically for that device.

    MAybe someone else can give a better technical answer.
     
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    And you want to do cover flow on that tiny screen? Doesn't make any more sense...
     
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    The iPods (pre the new one's [excluding shuffle]) used a kind of iPod OS, not OSX, the new ones IIRC use OSX..
     
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    Ok. That's enough for me to be convinced. Thanks.
     
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    Yeah, I was going to say...

    Besides, the new iPod nanos are like what 150usd for the base model? Grab that then... It's easy..
     
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    The cover flow feature is part of the OS and it would need to be on the nano. I have heard, but have no first hand experience, that cover flow is SLOOOOOW on the nano. The original would not even be able to handle it. at best it would be glacial, as in a new album picture every few minutes, maybe.
     
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    Well, the 4G's (even the monochrome ones) could do video with iPodLinux, so maybe that would work.
     
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    Ya, I've seen that, but once again I would never watch video on that little screen.
     
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    Wow, this is the closest I've seen a thread to an IRC channel lol. Like 5-6 replies in a minute. Just random rambling..
     
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    no kidding....

    (i know i am doing what he just said everyone is doing)
     
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    I seriously doubt the iPod nano or iPod classic are running OS X. I wouldn't be surprised if they were using the same hardware as the previous models, even. I think Apple has just updated the UI for the old OS.

    I believe the iPhone and the iPod touch are the only iPods running OS X.
     
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    Well, as for the hardware underneath, someone will crack one open and tell us what is different and what is the same eventually.

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