Holy smokes – Android OS can now be run on an iPhone 3G as well.
Just a short while after bringing Android OS to the iPhone 2G, ‘hobbyist hacker’ David Wang – aka planetbeing – has now also successfully ported it to the iPhone 3G.
this marks an important milestone for the more DIY-minded owners of the millions of iPhone 3G devices that are out there.
Now you can use the Android OS to browse the web and run any application that does not require audio support, as well as send and receive SMS text messages over the cell phone radio.
The video demo looks great – and, as Thomas and I discussed via email, David Wang sounds like the nicest guy ever.
A few other bits of goodness – for all you ‘Android Virus’ fans – that I noticed in the video:
Multitouch and WiFi work, sound is coming.
David is confident it can be improved to ‘production quality’ soon, in part due to all the help he is getting from an enthusiastic community.
There’s even a cute little Android icon on the boot menu now
If you’re keen to give this a go yourself, you should be able to in a couple of days when packaged binaries and instructions will be posted.
In the meantime, you can see more info at:
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