Google Android running on Apple iPhone (with video)

“Alright folks, this is the single biggest news in iPhone hacking ever since the jailbreak. iPhone hacker and Dev-Team member ‘planetbeingp apparently just managed to port Google’s Android Mobile OS to the iPhone,” Alexander Vaughn reports for App Advice.

“I repeat, he took the Android OS, the system that runs on the Android phones, and installed it on an iPhone,” Vaughn reports. “It’s still in alpha version for now, but with some improvements, this would allow anybody to use both iPhone and Android OS on their iPhone. Just like you can do Bootcamp on your Mac to access PC apps, you’ll be able” to boot into Android on your iPhone to access Android apps.”

Direct link to video via YouTube here.

MacDailyNews Take: And, just like you cannot (legally or seamlessly) run Mac OS X on a non-Apple OS-limited PC, you will not be able to run iPhone OS on any non-Apple OS-limited device.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Rudolph” for the heads up.]


  1. Ahhhh I “Smell” a lawsuit!!!! This “crappy” software should only be run on “clunky” Android software!!! The iPhone is simply too “elegant” for Android!!!

    Woooo Hooooo, Go threaten another lawsuit Steve!!!!!!!!!

  2. “And, just like you cannot (legally or seamlessly) run Mac OS X on a non-Apple OS-limited PC”

    Actually You can – – – – I know it’s difficult for Fanboys but it consists of step (1) Installing a boot loader and (2) Inserting a Apple OS X CD into the drive…..

    I know that’s a little difficult for MDN who still is living in 2007 and probably believe you OSX86 is just for “tinkerers” (ie. someone who actually has taken the time to learn the basic of how a computer operates)

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  4. Ok…so now we have his phone number and an image of his face…so much for anonymity, and MDN is right “uh-huh”… OS X is licensed for use on Apple’s not legal to use it otherwise…

    The issues about loading other software on alternate systems are more for those who enjoy the challenge and find technical matters appealing. There’s nothing particularly wrong with this.

    In the end however those who “take the time to learn the basics of how a computer operates” don’t matter very much since it’s the mass market, indeed entire civilizations who will control how computers are purchased and used.

  5. “Why would you?”

    When you accomplish such a thing all by yourself, without any help, it’s better than sex because it feeds your ego. You cannot wipe the smile off your face for hours afterwards, then you go out and get drunk.

    That is what motivates people to try such things.
    Other than that, i.e. when you just use a recipe, there’s no point.

  6. “but… ummm… pretty much everything works”

    “as you can see, it’s pretty usable”

    Makes me just want to run out and grab my iPhone to run Android…. I can hardly wait.

    My MDN Magic Word was sense…. as in “It make NO sense.”

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