Hack case gets an iPhone to run Android
posted by Michael H. / Jun 07, 2016, 9:12 PM
Interestingly, Android runs basically as an app within iOS on the iPhone that Lee shows off. It even runs relatively well, considering it appears to be Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running on the iPhone. The hack is enabled by a pretty thick case that Lee built to get around the technical limitations of the iPhone. Because of the case, Lee was able to get the iPhone to run third-party executable code, which in this case was Android. The whole process took Lee 45 hours to make work, which is very impressive.
Lee claimed that he was interested in getting this hack to work because he was tired of the Android vs iOS tribalism (aren't we all?) Lee wanted to build it so users could have both iOS and Android on the same device. The case is a cool proof-of-concept, but it seems unlikely to go further than that, so don't expect to be able to buy one any time soon.
source: The Next Web
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"Lee claimed that he was interested in getting this hack to work because he was tired of the Android vs iOS tribalism" Trolls all around are fueling the wars. But I think techiexp and mxypltk would make a good couple.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 9:30 PM 9
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Isnt that an android emulator? Is it using the iphones connector as a dual display/input? for the real work...the case.
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 9:53 PM 6
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Lol it lags
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 10:25 PM 2
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Well it is not optimized for the phone so of course it is going to lag
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 10:49 PM 3
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What will happened if that phone tried running Samsung TW?
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 11:04 PM 1
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The iPhone isn't really running Android. The iPhone is just the input controller for the raspberry pi, or whatever circuit board is in that case. Cool concept, but dual boot devices haven't been very popular.
posted on Jun 08, 2016, 8:54 AM 1
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