April 23, 2010
iPhone on Android

iPhone on Android

Ok, so Apple aren’t rolling out Android to their new iPhone heading our way this summer, but you will soon be able to run the Android OS on your old iPhone. For real! iPhone hacker and Dev-Team member Planetbeing has been “working on this quietly in the background” but now he has Android successfully working on the iPhone (well, for the most part).

In order to get this to work you need OpeniBoot on your iPhone, which enables you to boot linux. This too is created by Planetbeing. It goes without saying that this is a great achievement, but given the iPhone’s hardware, the only real thing it had going for it was the Apple iPhone OS. Now this is gone, there really isn’t a good reason why one wouldn’t just buy a cheaper device that already has Android running on it. It is likely that this cheaper device will still offer better hardware specifications.

Nonetheless, I am taken aback by the number of positive comments on the ‘Linux on iPhone’ blog. Check it out for yourself with the video after the jump or head on over to the blog directly.

James Tromans
Contributing editor of AndroidAuthority.com, based in the U.K.
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