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Kickstarter project "Eye" allows you to run an Android phone on your Apple iPhone

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Kickstarter project "Eye" has just eclipsed its goal of raising $95,000. With 32 days to go, the Apple iPhone case has raised over $97,000. So why is there so much excitement over a case for the iPhone? Because the back of it features a separate screen and Android smartphone. While the iPhone's speakers, cameras and microphone are shared with the Siamese twin on the rear of the case, every other part of the Android phone that comes with the "Eye" is completely separate from the iOS powered handset.

The screen on back features a 5-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). The extra phone is powered by Android 7.1. Under the hood is a Helio P20 chipset with an octa-core CPU and a Mali-T880 MP2 900MHz GPU. There is an always-on display, support for wireless charging, and a 2800mAh battery. Other features include 3GB of RAM, 16GB of native storage, a 256GB capacity microSD slot, dual SIM Slots, NFC capabilities and yes, a 3.5mm headphone jack. The "Eye" is available in two sizes. One fits the Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 7. The larger size fits the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Apple iPhone 6s Plus and Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

When using the iPhone, the battery on the "Eye" is not used, and vice versa. Right now, you can pledge $129 to get a case with 4G connectivity that will ship in September. If you want to get the case a month earlier, pledging $20 more will get it in your hands 30 days earlier. The retail price of this version of the case is $229.

Even though the case has already met its funding goal, if the amount raised hits $500,000, the case will feature a 10,000mAh battery allowing you to use it as a power bank. At $3 million, the case will have an IP67 certification rating. At $6 million, it will double boot with Ubuntu, and at $15 million it will offer an optional triple boot feature with Ubuntu and Windows 10 Mobile.

Interested in running Android on your iPhone? Simply click on the sourcelink to visit the project's Kickstarter page. And don't forget to check out the pair of videos below.





source: Eye via RedmondPie

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posted on 14 Mar 2017, 01:24 1

1. mercorp (Posts: 1040; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Then it has to cost less than buying a seperate phone with the same specs! And anotherbpotential cracking hazard

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 03:25 1

6. Phonehex (Posts: 241; Member since: 16 Feb 2016)


At 100 Million it'll bake you a cake as well!

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 04:27 1

8. trojan_horse (Posts: 3894; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Now this is funny.

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 07:52

13. mr.reckless562 (Posts: 162; Member since: 22 Dec 2016)


in a perfect world itd cost less. but its still a "one device" item of convenience, so its still worth it, kuz convenience is what ppl pay $ for

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 01:29 3

2. Tabby_Tiger (Posts: 227; Member since: 23 Jan 2017)


"At $6 million, it will double boot with Ubuntu, and at $15 million it will offer an optional triple boot feature with Ubuntu and Windows 10 Mobile."

Wow, that's ambitious! It'll need more than 16GB of storage for that and not to mention Ubuntu isn't that useful for mobile phones.

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 07:48

11. mr.reckless562 (Posts: 162; Member since: 22 Dec 2016)


itl probably have more space on board at that funding level. comone' man

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 02:26 1

3. corporateJP (Posts: 2453; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


But...why?

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 07:46

10. mr.reckless562 (Posts: 162; Member since: 22 Dec 2016)


because all phones are is little computers. And THATS what computers are meant for, to mold them to do the things you dream of.
apple and any android should be working TOGETHER, not apart, and giving us the best in tech. they wont, so, here's someone who will, thank god, kuz i dont have the ability to do n create what this person does n created. id buy 1

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 03:05

4. omnitech (Posts: 644; Member since: 28 Sep 2016)


iPhone users hate Android with a passion and vice versa. I don't see the point of this, it would be just better buying a seperate phone.

SIM cards where you can use the same photo be number on an iPhone, android phone, and a windows phone would be cool though.

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 03:19 2

5. ibend (Posts: 6433; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


but...
it's still to early for april fools :-/

btw, just get low-end android and stick it to your iPhone case with superglue or something...

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 04:03 1

7. matistight (Posts: 533; Member since: 13 May 2009)


AMOLED isn't low end

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 07:49

12. mr.reckless562 (Posts: 162; Member since: 22 Dec 2016)


lol i hope not. we NEED ppl making stuff like this

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 10:20 1

14. ibend (Posts: 6433; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


reply to #7
there are lots of different grade AMOLED out there, and chinese AMOLED obviously much cheaper than samsung's superAMOLED..

and samsung also use superAMOLED on their lowest tier (J series), even on sub-$100 samsung Z3

posted on 14 Mar 2017, 04:56

9. strikerchooooo (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Sep 2016)


Bhahaha! More of a Buttstarter, than Kickstarter! I donate $1 to them to stop doing it:)))

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