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iOS core successfully ported to a Nokia N900, might we see iOS running on more non-Apple gear?

0. phoneArena 24 Nov 2013, 01:00 posted on

A developer known Winocm has managed to get the “XNU Kernel,” the foundation of OS X and iOS...

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posted on 24 Nov 2013, 01:07 14

1. androidrockzz (Posts: 51; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)


not a good idea!

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 01:12 7

3. criticism (Posts: 46; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


Good idea coz Apple should know that the era of exclusive OS is finished!

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 01:08 31

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


Apple gonna sue him soon.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 07:40

20. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Beat me to it.
Even after reading the wiki, I think they might still try to sue or issue a cease n desist. Its supposed to be open source.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 01:14 1

4. nicholassss (Posts: 355; Member since: 10 May 2012)


my fiancee would love if she could get ios on something the size of my old Note 2.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 01:21 24

5. Sauce (unregistered)


Because she doesn't have anything else that size to please her? Kidding, all jokes aside, a larger iPhone would be nice.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 03:10 1

11. Gaurav008 (Posts: 279; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


BWAHAHAHAHA. EOIC s**t.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 07:09 1

19. nicholassss (Posts: 355; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Oh snap. Haha

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 07:38

34. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


If the resolution isn't supported (same as an existing idevice) the apps arn't gonna look good. You'll probably see the letterboxing that the 5 had for all apps.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 01:36 6

6. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Hope not, let apple have their buggy software to themselfs, we don't want more problems in humanity. Lmao

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 02:34 7

10. improv (Posts: 95; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


iOS has a couple hiccups but its software is hardly buggy.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 03:40 2

13. Hammerfest (Posts: 370; Member since: 12 May 2012)


I am just WAYYY to lazy to "link you to death" when it comes to your "hardly buggy" comment... keep living in lalaland

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 05:47 3

15. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


lol, if iOS is buggy, i don't know what should i call android or WP ...

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 06:50 5

18. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 381; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


iOS6 wasn't really buggy, but iOS7, oh boy, that makes KitKat look super polished!

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 08:34 3

22. apple4never (Posts: 970; Member since: 08 May 2013)


+1 ios and STOCK android are about on par in bugginess, they both have their little problems but at the end of the day neither are perfect

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 06:14

16. robinlim85 (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2013)


yea iOS is buggy,open source and slow

android is bug free,close source and super fast,in fact guiness book of world record verified that nobody ever crashed on android device

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 11:02 4

27. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Actually its been confirmed that IOS has more app crashes than android for a while now.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 12:45

36. preetmalhotra (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


**time to leave earth**

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 01:38 2

7. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Hope not, let apple have their buggy software to themselfs, we don't want more problems in humanity. Lmao

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 01:40 1

8. garlic456 (Posts: 193; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


It doesn't look like IOS...

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 01:59 1

9. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


must be IOS bug report screenshot

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 07:54 1

21. garlic456 (Posts: 193; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


What is that?

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 09:30 3

25. Tux_Alan (Posts: 74; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


It's running Ios, it is running the Ios Kernel (what makes the software and hardware understand each other)

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 03:37 1

12. noteseries (Posts: 80; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


superb n900 :)

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 04:37

14. bakarock (Posts: 52; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)


If Apple wants more profit, they should start selling OS like Micro$oft & Google. Jaz opinion.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 08:44 1

23. taikucing (unregistered)


Nah, just sell the A7X chip to android phone makers. It will make much more profit. Keep the primitive iOS exclusively for the iPhone. No manufacturer needs iOS because there is a more advanced OS (android)

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 00:01

33. Taters (Posts: 3512; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Why would anyone buy the A7? Without iOS and Safari sugar coating the benchmarks, the S800 is easily the better chip.

An A7x would be super powerful but you need like a tablet level battery and thermals to make use of it. It wouldn't be for phones, even Android phones with tons of ram and big screens. Phones and tablets have completely different thermal throttling limits. Tablets can take much more heat.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 13:50 1

30. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Selling iOS license? LOL
And who will buy it?

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 06:23 2

17. aco96 (Posts: 211; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Nokia N900 & HTC HD2 best phones ever :D

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 17:00 2

32. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Most will be too young to remember both of them, I agree, both legendary phones that came out in 2009. HTC HD2/N9 and N900 remain my personal top 3 classics that will never, in my eyes anyway, be beaten despite the super specs and 1080p-2K screen resolutions of todays 'phones'. If I had to choose a 4th classic it would be the Galaxy S2.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 08:45 1

24. taikucing (unregistered)


This is like hackintosh.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 10:14

26. cncrim (Posts: 530; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


This is awsome ios on bigger screen.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 13:40 1

29. tedkord (Posts: 5107; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Don't get too excited. This is just the kernel. To work on varying platforms, you're going to need drivers for the various hardware, and those don't exist.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 11:23

28. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Android is muchhhhh easier to port and more versatile across different devices.

This was just a see if we can actually do it, type of experiment.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 14:01

31. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


I have seen this before about a year ago.this is not new

posted on 26 Nov 2013, 02:06

35. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1008; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


oh the legendary n900 !

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