“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.
Note to advertisers: (including those who advertise via third-party ad networks and become, in effect, our advertisers): Your Flash-based ads are no longer reaching the most well-heeled customers online: 50+ million iPhone owners. They’re also not hitting brand new iPad users or 35+ million iPod touch users. If you care about reaching people with discretionary income, you might want to consider dumping your flash-based ads and moving to a more open format that people with money and the will to spend it can actually see.
Help kill Adobe’s Flash:
• Ask CBS via online feedback form to offer HTML5 video here.
• Ask MarketWatch via the customer support web form to offer HTML5 video here.
• Ask CNBC via the customer support web form to offer HTML5 video here.
• Contact Hulu via email and ask them to offer HTML5 video:
• Ask ESPN360 via their feedback page to offer HTML5 video instead Flash here.
• Join YouTube’s HTML5 beta here.
• On Vimeo, click the “Switch to HTML5 player” link below any video.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Rudolph” for the heads up.]