Do my eyes deceive me? Is this some apparition I see before me – or do I really see….Android on the iPhone??
l33t h4x0r, David Wang, pwnz0rz the iPhone in a major way and gets Android on the ever guarded device. (Android +1) We don’t know about you, but when we saw Android across the iPhone screen (jump to the 2:40 mark), we got goosebumps. *Side note: That means, iPhoners, you can get the MiKandi pr0n apps you’ve been waiting for!
The demo shows the boot process–complete with the Tux Linux mascot–and Wang using Android for browsing, receiving a text message, answering a phone call, and playing music. The phone is set up with a dual-boot configuration and indeed the video begins with the device running iPhone OS.
“It’s not really production-quality yet,” Wang said on the video. “I’d say it’s alpha quality. But pretty much everything works.”
Wang has been working since at least 2008 to boot Linux on the iPhone, according to his blog. The demonstration uses a first-generation iPhone, but newer models should be supported at some point.
“It should be pretty simple to port forward to the iPhone 3G. The 3GS will take more work,” Wang said on the blog. “Hopefully with all this groundwork laid out, we can make Android a real alternative or supplement for iPhone users. Maybe we can finally get Flash. ”
We can’t wait to see some shots of MiKandi on an iPhone’s homescreen, so send them on over when you get ‘em.
Take a gander at Wang’s blog for more info on his work. And while you’re at it, help a h4x0r out and donate some money. If you’re a developer and would like to help Wang in his efforts, click here for his project to-do list.
Day, MADE. Thank you, David!