Wow-Worthy Hack: Android Running on iPhone

Android Running on iPhone

David Wang of the iPhone Dev Team has achieved what is considered quite a jaw-dropping hacking feat. Yesterday Wang posted a video of Google's Android operating system up and running on an iPhone.

Via CNET:

"The Android-on-iPhone hack is a notable technical accomplishment, but it's not likely to transform the industry or alter what mainstream users do. It does indicate, though, that the hacking ethos is alive and well despite Apple's attempts to keep its mobile phone locked down.

Wang has been working since at least 2008 to boot Linux on the iPhone, according to his blog. The demonstration uses a first-generation iPhone, but newer models should be supported at some point.

'It should be pretty simple to port forward to the iPhone 3G. The 3GS will take more work,' Wang said on the blog. 'Hopefully with all this groundwork laid out, we can make Android a real alternative or supplement for iPhone users. Maybe we can finally get Flash. ;)'"

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this may be the only reason why my husband would even consider buying an iphone.

no we both have blackberries. i'm pretty happy with it, but he's considering getting a droid next time.

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