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Android OS Now Ported To iPhone 3G

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If you loved the idea of running Android OS on your iPhone then we have an update for you.

planetbeing of the iPhone Dev team has just announced that they have now managed to successfully port Android OS to iPhone 3G after initially porting it to the first generation iPhone. 

According to him this “marks an important milestone for the more DIY-minded owners of the millions of iPhone 3G devices that are out there”.

iPhone hacking expert David Wang of the iPhone Dev team (also known as planetbeing) who was credited for porting Linux to the iPhone had announced couple of weeks back that the iPhone hacking community had successfully ported Android OS to the first generation iPhone.

Here are some of the things you will be able to do with Android OS installed on iPhone 3G:

  • Browse the web

  • Run Android applications that do not require audio support

  • Send and receive SMS

  • Android icon to the boot menu to make it more easily accessible (pretty cool)

You can checkout the video demo of Android OS running on iPhone 3G:

This version of the Android OS port also includes many improvements and bug fixes.

They plan to work on the following things in future versions of the port:

  • Support for audio

  • Improved power management and backlight control

They are also planning to release the packaged binaries and instructions on how to install it shortly. planetbeing says:

The hope is that you should soon be able to carry around your first-generation iPhone or iPhone 3G running Android and use it just as normally as you would any other Android phone.

Wang has not provided any information on when it will be available for iPhone 3GS.

We will let you know as soon as the Android OS port for iPhone is available. Stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

[via PCWorld]

Source: Android OS Now Ported To iPhone 3G

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