iOS core successfully ported to a Nokia N900, might we see iOS running on more non-Apple gear?
posted by Maxwell R. / Nov 24, 2013, 1:00 AM
You remember the N900 right? It was Nokia’s Maemo OS running device which made a splash with a fully functional browser that had flash support and smooth multitasking. It was really a very small tablet that also happened to make phone calls.
In the case of Winocm, the port of this core element of Apple operating system does not include any user-interface features, and it does not run as a functional OS. In fact, the developer that went through all the hard work to make the N900 run this kernel has no plans to work on any UI support, only the core OS, “after all, that’s what’s truly important right?”
This does not mean that Apple is about to start licensing out its OS to other OEMs, but this does provide a proof of concept. Beyond the N900, Winocm has outlined other hardware that is capable of booting up this system.
What the future holds beyond this is unknown. The work has been open-sourced, and if this type of thing is your cup of tea, check out the source link to get in on the action.
sources: Winocm via Redmond Pie and 9to5Mac.com
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Apple gonna sue him soon.
posted on Nov 24, 2013, 1:08 AM 31
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my fiancee would love if she could get ios on something the size of my old Note 2.
posted on Nov 24, 2013, 1:14 AM 1
Because she doesn't have anything else that size to please her? Kidding, all jokes aside, a larger iPhone would be nice.
posted on Nov 24, 2013, 1:21 AM 24
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Hope not, let apple have their buggy software to themselfs, we don't want more problems in humanity. Lmao
posted on Nov 24, 2013, 1:36 AM 6
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iOS has a couple hiccups but its software is hardly buggy.
posted on Nov 24, 2013, 2:34 AM 7
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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 Nov 24, 2013, 6:14 AM 0
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It doesn't look like IOS...
posted on Nov 24, 2013, 1:40 AM 1
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If Apple wants more profit, they should start selling OS like Micro$oft & Google. Jaz opinion.
posted on Nov 24, 2013, 4:37 AM 0
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 Nov 24, 2013, 8:44 AM 1
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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 Nov 25, 2013, 12:01 AM 0
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Nokia N900 & HTC HD2 best phones ever :D
posted on Nov 24, 2013, 6:23 AM 2
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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 Nov 24, 2013, 5:00 PM 2
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