Android now running on the iphone


boss.king

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thats awesome. i may even try it when/if it gets to the 3gs and has undergone some more testing. I think this will really help the android community
 

CrAkD

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i was just watching this video. I love that you can dual boot. if they ever get it ported to the 3gs and full operational I would definately load it. Ive always wondered why this hasnt happened sooner. but i can imagine its a ton of work.
 

NYR99

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Having an iPhone with Android OS is like owning Lamborghini with a 4 cylinder Hyundai engine...
 

nfl46

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Having an iPhone with Android OS is like owning Lamborghini with a 4 cylinder Hyundai engine...
HELL NO! A 4 cylinder Hyundai engine? Android OS is pretty damn good! Its not better than the iPhone OS, but it darn sure ain't bad!
 

ulbador

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Wow. This looks awesome. Once a few of the bugs get worked out I think this will be a valid alternative. It's even better than this is a dual-boot situation instead of a straight-up replacement
 

CrAkD

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i can see people booting into android for flash then booting back when their done lol. which makes you wonder if they can make this work why hasnt anyone gotten flash to work thru jailbreaking?
 

ChazUK

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IMPOSSIBLE.

Android isn't open source! Google/carriers have complete control of Android, not the people. :mad: (At least that's what I've been told here by a few people anyway) :D

Clever guy. :cool:
 

bloodycape

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i can see people booting into android for flash then booting back when their done lol. which makes you wonder if they can make this work why hasnt anyone gotten flash to work thru jailbreaking?
Im not sure flash is really gonna work with anything below the 3GS. But yeah.
 

doubleatheman

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If I could dual boot this on my phone, and teather, and do things that the iphone os cant, I would load it in a heartbeat! (as long As I can always go back to the iphone os)
 

MassiveAttack

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i can see people booting into android for flash then booting back when their done lol. which makes you wonder if they can make this work why hasnt anyone gotten flash to work thru jailbreaking?
Because Adobe hasn't released Flash in any form for iPhone and they now refuse to at all.
 

boss.king

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so with this would it then be possible to modify your iDroid (yeah, I'm coining the term for this) just like you do with regular android handsets? or would it be a lot more complicated since its not actually a supported device?

Anyone got any insights into this?
 

mbell75

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That thud you just heard was Steve Jobs fainting :p

Not sure about this. He didnt show the Android market at all. Wonder if you can access it and download apps from the market. Also didnt say if Google maps and navigation work. Those would be the two biggest things IMO.
 

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Awesome. I was just looking around a few days ago to see whether anyone had ported Android yet. I like the look of this :)
 

ChazUK

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paolo- said:
ChazUK said:
IMPOSSIBLE.





Android isn't open source! Google/carriers have complete control of Android, not the people. :mad: (At least that's what I've been told here by a few people anyway) :D





Clever guy. :cool:




http://source.android.com/download





help yourself.
You missed the sarcasm. ;)





I've has people tell me here that Android is no ore open than iPhone OS and that my perception of Android's openness is flawed.





This should shut those people up aplenty. :D Of course I know how open Android is. Androidx86 project, AOSP and all the custom ROM's I've used prove that.
 

Penguissimo

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i can see people booting into android for flash then booting back when their done lol.
Unfortunately Adobe has stated that their upcoming mobile Flash plugin will only run on Android 2.1 or higher, and this video shows Android 1.6 at the absolute highest. I'm no coder, so I don't know exactly how hard it would be to port 2.1 to the iPhone 2G, but even if they managed it, it would definitely be in "pushing the limitations of the hardware" territory. The 3GS, on the other hand, could probably handle 2.1 with no problem, but that's obviously a much more complicated project (which they point out on the blog).
 

ipoddin

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forgive me for being blunt (never used an android!), what are the benefits of having the android OS on the iphone (other than being another smart phone OS platform!)?
Um, for anyone who's ever wanted to try out Android but didn't want to break their AT&T contract and buy a new phone?
 

Bl0ckHe1d

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Um, for anyone who's ever wanted to try out Android but didn't want to break their AT&T contract and buy a new phone?
i wouldn't know anything about AT&T contracts...

i was thinking along the lines of the functionality of the andriod OS compared to the iphone OS (as i did mention i haven't used an andriod phone!). is it better or worse, can you still play music, sync your existing contacts details from itunes etc...