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Project Cider enables native execution of iOS apps and services on Android

0. phoneArena 14 May 2014, 09:53 posted on

Have you ever imagined what it'd be like if we could run iOS apps and games on our Android companions? We bet you have. Well, there are certain workaround techniques that allegedly allow you to do the unthinkable, but most of them require some kind of a virtual machine and the process is rather cumbersome. Project Cider might put an end to this, as it enables native execution of iOS apps on Android...

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posted on 14 May 2014, 09:55 2

1. grams17 (Posts: 21; Member since: 10 May 2011)


Why???

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:00 2

3. Gsizzle (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


For shizz n Giggles.

posted on 16 May 2014, 16:40

45. RandomUsername (Posts: 357; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Fo shizzle ma nizzle.

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:01 9

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Green robot does what he must, because he can! :P

posted on 14 May 2014, 12:00 4

27. sgodsell (Posts: 896; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I think its cool. Just another cool thing that Android can add to its tool belt. It just keeps on making the best OS even better.

posted on 14 May 2014, 14:29 1

35. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree. It just proves how flexible Android OS can be.

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:02 4

6. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Anyone noticed first comments are usually short to ensure it will be posted first? Never saw a loooong first comment. #unsolicitedadvice
Dont mind me, go on.

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:07 5

9. buccob (Posts: 1307; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I will write a long generic comment, copy to my desktop notes, and wait for a new article to come, so I can paste it there and be the First Long First Comment!

:)

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:10 1

10. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Good luck with that. Prepare those RSSs now. Please write how Samsung sucks and how good WP is. Hehe...

posted on 14 May 2014, 13:30

33. grahaman27 (Posts: 345; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


cool story.

posted on 14 May 2014, 09:58 9

2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Android - ADVANCED Operating System!

posted on 14 May 2014, 21:05

40. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


And running on Linux

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:01 1

4. nctx77 (Posts: 445; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Just get an iphone lol!

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:03 15

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Why downgrade? :D

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:20 1

16. regkilla (Posts: 83; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


Says the unfunny Fandroid kid.

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:39 7

21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


It looks like you are out of arguments and butthurt. :D

posted on 14 May 2014, 11:56 6

26. sgodsell (Posts: 896; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Why buy a tiny little toy, with a tiny little non HD display, no NFC, no multi-window, no real multitasking. When you can buy flagships like the Galaxy S5, HTC one, Xperia Z2, Note 3, and many more that are superior to any iPhone in terms of hardware and software specs. You can do much more on any Android then could ever dream with any iPhone.

posted on 14 May 2014, 13:25 2

31. dratomic (Posts: 436; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


in my mind nokia n95 is still superior to itoys because it had a file manager and freedom and file transfer and many others things that apples phones will never ever have

posted on 14 May 2014, 21:16 1

42. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Just like wp

posted on 14 May 2014, 21:12 1

41. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Says the jelly user who wishes Ios7 was like Android

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:05

8. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Never saw this coming. Guess this was unavoidable though unexpected it is possible.
Now I am waiting Android apps on iOS.

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:15 1

13. tedkord (Posts: 4282; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Don't get excited, this will never be released publicly. Apple's legal department is already drafting the cease and desist orders.

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:51

23. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea....this would never see the light of day. My first post was gonna say LAWSUIT!!

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:22 1

17. regkilla (Posts: 83; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


Who would want buggy, force close apps on iOS?

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:38 9

19. tedkord (Posts: 4282; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


They've already got those.

http://m.techradar.com/news/software/applications/ios-apps-said-to-crash-more-than-twice-as-often-as-android-apps-1238219

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:49

22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Satatistics says taht iOS apps tend to crash more than Android apps!

"Do iOS Apps Crash More Than Android Apps? A Data Dive"

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2012/02/02/does-ios-crash-more-than-android-a-data-dive/

"Apps on iPhone 5s are crashing twice more often than on previous models"

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apps-on-iPhone-5s-are-crashing-twice-more-often-than-on-previous-models_id48204#5-

"iOS Apps Crash More Than Android"

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2455622,00.asp

posted on 14 May 2014, 13:10 1

30. AfterShock (Posts: 2124; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


The real question is, why would we want buggy force closing apps from iOS?

Stuff taken from a polished turd is still crap.

posted on 14 May 2014, 14:23 1

34. Finalflash (Posts: 1447; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


As an example of what not to do maybe?

posted on 14 May 2014, 19:07

38. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


iOS 7 made it buggy. iOS 6 was better than 7 IMHO

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:13

11. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Make this for blackberry devices....

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:14

12. Sauce (unregistered)


Now I can experience the real App experience on my Note wihout banging my head against the wall :D

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:16 7

14. tedkord (Posts: 4282; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


If you're banging for head against the wall from the Note 3 experience, you're doing something wrong.

posted on 14 May 2014, 11:06 1

24. Sauce (unregistered)


If you're replying to my comment assuming I have a Note 3 just because I said Note, you're reading something wrong.

posted on 14 May 2014, 14:59

37. tedkord (Posts: 4282; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It also applies to the Note 2. I'm not sure about the Note.

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:19 2

15. regkilla (Posts: 83; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


Now the Fandroids can get great apps.

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:31 1

18. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Yea.. But too bad it laggs ... Guess its a os thing

posted on 14 May 2014, 10:39 4

20. tedkord (Posts: 4282; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Way to comprehend the article

posted on 14 May 2014, 11:07 2

25. Sauce (unregistered)


"Complete Dumb A**" should be a reason to report someone.

posted on 14 May 2014, 21:19

43. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Better than having no apps and games platform

posted on 14 May 2014, 12:28 1

28. jibraihimi (Posts: 657; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


So we can expect to play Infinity blade on androids......

posted on 14 May 2014, 21:20

44. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Wild blood is similar

posted on 14 May 2014, 12:52 2

29. wilsong17 (Posts: 735; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


You are welcome phone arena

posted on 14 May 2014, 13:28 4

32. Immolate (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


"Have you ever imagined what it'd be like if we could run iOS apps and games on our Android companions?"

No, not so much.

posted on 14 May 2014, 14:37 1

36. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Pretty much this.

Unless I came from iPhone or it was mentioned in articles...I wouldnt even know what was ported over from iOS.

posted on 14 May 2014, 20:37

39. PBXtech (Posts: 966; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


iOS apps are optimized for the screen sizes Apple uses, how does this translate to dozens of different screen sizes that are different than Apples? Beyond that, the scrolling was incredibly choppy. Most of the great apps are on both platforms, and many are free on Android. With the exception of a very small amount, why sacrifice performance when you can just download the Google version?

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