Android on the iPhone

I guess it’s YouTube day here at AG, because I’m all about it today. I found this one the other day, and I thought it was pretty cool.

And enterprising young man by the name of David Wang – a member of the iPhone Dev Team – figured out a way to dual boot the iPhone. So how does it work? I’ll let Cnet describe it:

The demo shows the boot process–complete with the Tux Linux mascot–and Wang using Android for browsing, receiving a text message, answering a phone call, and playing music. The phone is set up with a dual-boot configuration and indeed the video begins with the device running iPhone OS.

“It’s not really production-quality yet,” Wang said on the video. “I’d say it’s alpha quality. But pretty much everything works.”

I’m not a huge fan of jailbroken iPhones, mostly because I don’t see any need to modify the iPhone system. That, and if I break it, I’m screwed. But watching other people do it gives me a sense of awe and admiration for having a technical skill that I only wish I could have. This most likely won’t turn into a retail product that everyone uses, but fact is, it sure would be neat to run Android on a piece of equipment that I actually want to use.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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