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Android Ported To iPhone 280

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the but-can-you-go-the-other-way dept.
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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  • Re:Case in point (Score:3, Interesting)

    by betterunixthanunix (980855) on Thursday April 22, 2010 @09:40AM (#31938404)
    At what point did anyone say they approve of restrictions on other computing systems? Who is holding Apple to a different standard? We all have the same things to say about Nintendo, Sony, and every other company that actively works to restrict the users of their devices.
  • by GweeDo (127172) on Thursday April 22, 2010 @11:24AM (#31940114) Homepage

    There are Android devices with only 128MB of RAM that to this day work very well. A great example is the Droid Eris from Verizon. I just upgraded a friends to the leaked 2.1 update and it actually runs smoother than it did on the 1.5 release. Does Google Naz and more just fine with Sense UI running.

  • Re:Yessiree! (Score:3, Interesting)

    by itsdapead (734413) on Thursday April 22, 2010 @11:45AM (#31940406)

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

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    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.

  • by nine-times (778537) <nine.times@gmail.com> on Thursday April 22, 2010 @01:47PM (#31942390) Homepage

    Apple will probably always be Apple (at least as long as Steve Jobs is around).

    Well, and I think it's fair to say that Apple plays a role. We could argue quite a lot about this, but the way I see it, Apple is able to make some pretty good stuff that works really well because of their strict control and vertical integration. Because of that, Apple gets to be the sort of high-end luxury brand of computers. Microsoft and other companies meanwhile do a good job at commodifying computing. FOSS helps to keep everyone honest by giving cheap and powerful options. In some ways, this arrangement is working well.

    I know some people who want everything to be Linux, but I don't see the point in that. I'd like to see hardware manufacturers open up their specs and even lend a hand in writing drivers, I'd like to see companies like Dell and HP working harder to provide Linux support, and I'd like to see the patent system reformed. Other than that, I think we're doing ok. We've seen a bunch of moves toward greater openness in protocols and file formats, allowing for greater interoperability. Some of the proprietary guys are contributing to open source projects. Linux is getting to be quite a good desktop OS and mobile OS.

    Would we have Android today if Apple hadn't released the iPhone? I kind of doubt it. I think Apple's tight little vertical integration produced a fancy product which made these manufacturers get off their asses and produce better phones. Steve being Steve, he produced a new vision for what a phone should be, and I Android seems to be following that vision.

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