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Android Ported To iPhone 280

anethema writes "iPhone hacker planetbeing, from the iPhone Dev Team, has successfully ported the Android OS over to the iPhone. He is doing it on a first-generation iPhone, but others may be possible. The port is pretty functional, with data, voice, and many apps working, although it is running a bit sluggish and buggy at the moment. There appears to be much work left."

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Android Ported To iPhone

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  • by BadAnalogyGuy ( 945258 ) <> on Thursday April 22, 2010 @08:41AM (#31937686)

    I can't believe it. Someone's answered my dreams!

    A phone that is expensive, sucks, *and* pretentious. I thought I was going to have to go with a lame old Android phone, but man, there's hope for poseurs like me yet!

    • A phone that is expensive, sucks, *and* pretentious.

      So we've got here either a phone that is sucks or a phone that pretentious?

      Well, if there's a phone that can be sucks or pretent, it's the IPhone.

    • by DrYak ( 748999 ) on Thursday April 22, 2010 @08:54AM (#31937834) Homepage

      and finally, a Jobs-approved way to get pron on your iPhone.
      (He *did* say to get Android !)

    • Yessiree! (Score:5, Funny)

      by itsdapead ( 734413 ) on Thursday April 22, 2010 @08:58AM (#31937886)

      Apple's low-cost hardware with its wide range of options and standard interfaces teamed up with Android's consistent, carefully designed user interface experience, dazzling speed and frugal memory use.

      Truly a marriage made in heaven.

      • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

        by hawkeyeMI ( 412577 )
        Tip to moderators. This is a joke. Not sure why this is modded insightful.
        • by Savage-Rabbit ( 308260 ) on Thursday April 22, 2010 @09:17AM (#31938056)

          Tip to moderators. This is a joke. Not sure why this is modded insightful.

          From the /. FAQ: Note that being moderated Funny doesn't help your karma. You have to be smart, not just a smart-ass.

          • That's why there's "underrated." If mods would use this more often, it'd be less confusing.

          • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

            by itsdapead ( 734413 )

            Note that being moderated Funny doesn't help your karma.

            Karma: Excellent

            Forget Karma, its the "Comedian" Achievement points that I crave.

            For the record, I have both an iPod Touch and an Android phone. Incredibly, both have their pros and cons - I'd rave enthusiastically about Android if I'd never used an iProduct.

          • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

            by Sleepy ( 4551 )

            Karma doesn't seem to affect ANYTHING unless it is negative. My KArma's been "50" (or "Excellent") for years, and it's been a long long time since I was asked to moderate or metamoderate. I think that depends on how frequently you post matters more (which is sad because that inversely affects the quality of discussion if there's a million "me too" responses).

            • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

              by tattood ( 855883 )

              inversely affects the quality of discussion if there's a million "me too" responses

              I agree

        • by Richy_T ( 111409 )

          Tip to Alanis, it's also a genuine example of irony.

        • There is often insight in comedy. His post, dripping in sarcasm, makes a pretty good point. Communication isn't all just in the dictionary meaning of the words.

    • by AHuxley ( 892839 )
      Code things alone now mostly
      Left MS heart broken not lookin' for community
      Surprised in my eyes when I logged online
      The nerd site and I saw the story
      My brain stood still so did time and space
      Never felt that I could free mobile again
      But the feel of the code screamed I need a developer
      Mom turned to me that's when she said it
      Looked me dead in the face, asked "early birthday? or christmas"
      And I
      Jizzed in my pants
    • To achieve ultimate suck it will require Windows Mobile.

    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by GooberToo ( 74388 )

      Now the developer needs to pretend to "lose" it in a bar so he can get endless free hype and advertising for his iPhone/Android marriage.

  • Pr0n! (Score:3, Funny)

    by Pharmboy ( 216950 ) on Thursday April 22, 2010 @08:42AM (#31937700) Journal

    So Steve Jobs was wrong, you CAN get porn on your iPhone ;)

    • Re:Pr0n! (Score:5, Insightful)

      by elrous0 ( 869638 ) * on Thursday April 22, 2010 @09:25AM (#31938164)
      Somewhere, right now, Steve Jobs is throwing a narcissistic hissy-fit that would make even Steve Ballmer say "DAMN!"
      • More likely he's just not caring. You bought the iPhone hardware, put money in his pocket, and relieved his company the expense of having to support the phone should you ever go to the genius bar with the phone like that.

        The porn thing is probably just being in a rock and hard place of having stuff like that in the App store yet there being only one app store. If it went in, you'd have all the parenting groups crying foul, and once another app store opens that Apple allows the phone to connect to, they'll

        • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

          by PopeRatzo ( 965947 ) *

          If it went in, you'd have all the parenting groups crying foul

          Great, so Apple has made it so parenting groups can dictate what I can do with my tech devices.

          There could have easily been many other possible solutions other than making all Apple devices G-rated. Give people a choice, put simple parental controls at the time of purchase, sell a second version without "parental controls" for those of us who don't require an Apple chaperone.

          Further, there could have been a very simple solution to the Apple app-

          • You do realize this is Apple we're talking about here, right? No way will they ever relinquish any control over their software or hardware as you suggest by allowing any competition. And Apple obviously doesn't care if you care that the phone has an "Apple chaperone." If they ever did allow porn, they'd come up with a way to bone you for going with that as well. So essentially, to see some fucking, you'd still get fucked.

        • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

          by Lumpy ( 12016 )

          There you go making a rational and well worded and thoughful comment in a iphone article thread.

          Why cant people like you be like the rest of the nutjobs and simply foam at the mouth that the word iPhone was used?

          Next thing we will see is a well edited story.... YOU ARE DESTROYING SLASHDOT!

          Dang rational people....

    • by tenco ( 773732 )

      So Steve Jobs was wrong, you CAN get porn on your iPhone ;)

      Now if you only could find an iPhone that's yours and not Steves...

  • ... then it may just be the next step when my contract is up with O2 in a couple of months. I want the free google turn-by-turn app, and if I don't have to buy new hardware to get it, it might just make the difference.

  • Android ??? (Score:5, Funny)

    by artg ( 24127 ) on Thursday April 22, 2010 @08:45AM (#31937738)
    .. There's an app for thet !
  • by leuk_he ( 194174 ) on Thursday April 22, 2010 @08:46AM (#31937748) Homepage Journal

    rule #35. If no porn is found of it, it will ...

  • I think the headline is in itself better than the substance of the story! Is Jobs punching holes in the walls now?

    • I think the headline is in itself better than the substance of the story! Is Jobs punching holes in the walls now?

      I love that this headline came less than a day after the headline about Steve Jobs recommending Android for porn.

    • by AHuxley ( 892839 )
      Downfall clip in ....
    • by leamanc ( 961376 )
      Jobs couldn't care less, because this will appeal only to the hacker elite IF and WHEN it makes it out into the wild. Plus he's happy you already paid for his shiny toy.
  • iPhone OS 4 will not be supported on the original iPhones, which have basically hit EOL. If you want any more new software features for one of those, they won't be coming from Apple.
    • This freaking sucks. A phone that is 2 years old is EOL? Apple is insane with the upgrade profits. Case in point minidisplay port on all new laptops that you can't use
      your existing ACD with unless you buy a $29 converter. Lets just call that $1.00 of manufacturing costs, and $28 dollars of pure profit, times how many ACD's they have
      already sold. Oh yeah, they used to give adaptors away with laptops (these are premium price points, reminder). I estimate apple has made at least 10 million dollars

      • by Yvan256 ( 722131 )

        Not only the first iPhone but the first iPod touch as well. Mine's going to be stuck at iPhone OS 3.

      • by Lumpy ( 12016 )

        I DARE you to get Windows 7 edition special mobile release (or whatever they call it) for a Samsung blackjack 2. Hell I dare you to get a OS update for any phone that is 2 years old. Nokia stopped making updates for phones when they pass the 18 month mark unless there is a major nasty in symbian.

        Windows flips the bird to lots of phone makers that use Windows mobile phones. I dont see you frothing at the mouth over them.

  • ...but still faster than running Android on an original G1.

  • Does flash suck down battry fast? or is apple just trying to lock out free flash games?

  • by jitterman ( 987991 ) on Thursday April 22, 2010 @09:37AM (#31938374)
    It's the year of Linux on the iPhone! Who needs desktops?! Pah!
  • Slugish and Buggy, just like my actual android phone (HTC Magic, UK)
    • by Xest ( 935314 )

      Sounds like you have an issue with your handset. I have an HTC Magic in the UK too, I'm on Vodafone (afaik they're the only UK distributor of the Magic anyway?) and have neither found it sluggish nor buggy.

      The only qualm I have with it is battery life- it only lasts 2 days, assuming I don't make more than a single phone call or two, but that seems par for the course for smart phones in general nowadays unfortunately. Even the likes of the Nexus One and the iPhone only have similar battery life and you reall

      • by Lumpy ( 12016 )

        No, there are some Nokia smartphones that give you 5 days at a time. My 5800 did that easily.

      • I've got an HTC Eris running Android and I've experienced non of this sluggish or buggy behavior. It gets ~3 days nominal use on a charge or 1.5 days if I'm constantly listing to music, etc.

        I only wish I could say the same thing for my Blackberry Storm.
  • by Dr_Art ( 937436 ) on Thursday April 22, 2010 @11:26AM (#31940136) Journal
    Cool hack! I dub thee "hackeroid"! :-)

Always leave room to add an explanation if it doesn't work out.