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  • planetbeing (David Wang) Interviewed re: Android on iPhone


    If you can get past the cheesy hosts, this interview by This Week in Android actually has some decent information on planetbeing's going's on's to get the iPhones running Android.

    EDIT: The relevant info is at 23:02-32ish. The rest is loooooong.

    Notable points include this port being 2 years in the making, 8 months of actual active working on it, as well as his attention also being quite focused on getting Android to 3G[S] - as it is his personal phone and he'd love to be able to use both platforms on his primary device.

    Wang also says his goal is not to have a "gee-whiz" implementation of something cool and geeky, but an actual, full-time useable Android implementation on iDevices.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: planetbeing (David Wang) Interviewed re: Android on iPhone started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 47 Comments
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      I kind of agree with this. It would however, mean that I would have to jailbreak all of my friends iPhones for every firmware. I have to say that I really don't miss that part of it before the Point&Click jailbreaks were created.
      I still have a few friends that would rather me do it than do it themselves. Granted, I delete all of the foreign *.lprojs and the unnecessary launch daemons as well as whatever tweaks they'd prefer. I just require being taken out for a steak or sushi dinner on them as payment.

      Jailbreak is free, your services don't need to be!
    1. Cokeman's Avatar
      Cokeman -
      Having both a nexus and a 3GS, I for one would love having both OS's on my 3GS. Best of both worlds, good hardware with excellent OS's. It wouldn't surprise me if google has already ported android to the 3gs, they'll never release it of course.
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Is it possible that Apple could put a lock down on a dual boot. I seriously doubt Mr. Steve will be happy with this.
    1. oo3's Avatar
      oo3 -
      Dunno why people are complaining about this so much. I think this is awesome....

      No one complains about dual booting OSX and Windows on a Mac...

      No one complains when someone makes a hackint0sh.

      Having two of the best mobile OS' on the same phone would be so cool.
    1. George Lopez's Avatar
      George Lopez -
      I didnt know wang was part of the jb community, um lets see, maybe because i dont care much for jailbreaking. I dont use the beloved sb settings, i dont theme my phone, etc. Why? Because if its not by Apple than i know it will be buggy, and yes i know all software is buggy. But if its official from apple or approved by them then its welcomed.

      I am on this forum cuz its fun to read about the new developments, leaks, rumors, etc.

      So screw all of u haters. I still think its stupid to boot android on the iphone and think otherwise of booting ipos on the nexus one because the nexus one is superior hardware wise to the iphone, so it makes sense.

      I am george lopez, and what i say is what goes.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by George Lopez View Post
      I am george lopez, and what i say is what goes.


      If you don't like jailbreaking or ANYTHING that has to do with it, including this story, please keep your opinions to yourself because this is the LAST place on the Internet where such opinions will be taken into consideration, let alone valued. If you want news on leaks, there are a bunch of other sites like MacRumors, Patently Apple, and TUAW that might be more up your alley (and away from OURS).
    1. BlackG35's Avatar
      BlackG35 -
      The guy is a genius I can appreciate what he did, was kinda interesting I watched most of it.
    1. cypherpunk's Avatar
      cypherpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by George Lopez View Post
      I am absolutely possitive this guy must be a genius. But come on, this is not somebody booting osx on a superior machine than anything apple sells. This is android on a friggin iphone! Get out of here!

      The iPhone is made for iphone os, period! U want android, get a droid or a nexus. Now booting the iphone os on the nexus one would be something special.

      And yes, this guy is a developer, and should use his time wisely, maybe in contributing in the jailbreak community.
      Do you even realize who this is?
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by George Lopez View Post
      I didnt know wang was part of the jb community, um lets see, maybe because i dont care much for jailbreaking. I dont use the beloved sb settings, i dont theme my phone, etc. Why? Because if its not by Apple than i know it will be buggy, and yes i know all software is buggy. But if its official from apple or approved by them then its welcomed.

      I am on this forum cuz its fun to read about the new developments, leaks, rumors, etc.

      So screw all of u haters. I still think its stupid to boot android on the iphone and think otherwise of booting ipos on the nexus one because the nexus one is superior hardware wise to the iphone, so it makes sense.

      I am george lopez, and what i say is what goes.
      I will give you the better hardware part(except for having to use a removable sd card.How primitive is that?). We will have to see what the 4G comes with
    1. George Lopez's Avatar
      George Lopez -
      Shut up!
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Behave.
    1. NetMage's Avatar
      NetMage -
      Someone needs to be banned - from the Internet.
    1. lefti's Avatar
      lefti -
      George Lopez: You need to redirect some of that anger to others.

      10. If you want a search engine, use Yahoo. How stupid of Google to build one.
      9. If you want a office suite, use MS office. How stupid of apple to make one.
      8. If you want apps on your iPhone, you jailbreak. How stupid of Apple to make the app store.
      7. If you want to send a package, use USPS. How stupid of UPS/FedEX to send packages too.
      6. If you want light, use a candle. How stupid of Thomas Edison to make a light bulb.
      5. If you want to rent a movie, go to Blockbuster. How stupid of Netflix to start business.
      4. If you want a intermittent windshield wiper, turn it on and off by hand. How stupid of Robert Kearns to make it automatic.
      3. If you want to stick a note to your door, use tape. How stupid of 3M to make the Post-it.
      2. If you want to eat a hamburger, go to McDonalds. How stupid of your mom to try and cook one.

      1. If you want multi-touch, call Tony Stark. How stupid of anyone else to try and make a go at it.
    1. nickkrd's Avatar
      nickkrd -
      To whom corrected medid I forget to mention ?I am also retarded
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      This guys awesome for me the point of this is one can use the iPhone os as well as android without carrying two devices.
    1. applekid80's Avatar
      applekid80 -
      Quote Originally Posted by George Lopez View Post
      Um lefti, that list is pretty stupid.

      And who the heck robert kearns?? Pfff its funny you would know something like that.

      If you want a burrito, eat a tortilla wrap, how stupid of you to eat at taco bell.

      Im sure u think taco bell is mexican.

      Estos perros ya me estan enfadando. Jodanse putos!!
      Your retarded.
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nickaroni22 View Post
      Is it possible that Apple could put a lock down on a dual boot. I seriously doubt Mr. Steve will be happy with this.
      he is probably running it himself

      Quote Originally Posted by George Lopez View Post
      Um lefti, that list is pretty stupid.

      And who the heck robert kearns?? Pfff its funny you would know something like that.

      If you want a burrito, eat a tortilla wrap, how stupid of you to eat at taco bell.

      Im sure u think taco bell is mexican.

      Estos perros ya me estan enfadando. Jodanse putos!!
      no need to swear.
      also that list was pretty good. not knowing who Robert Kearns shows your inablilty to use a search engine. besides, knowledge is not funny but essential.
      you might want to try it.
      and PLEASE stop annoying all the MMi members/mods who contribute to this site properly.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Any timeframe on the 3GS?
    1. George Lopez's Avatar
      George Lopez -
      @applekid

      *you're

      the rest of you - shut up!
    1. isham.padron's Avatar
      isham.padron -
      Where are the mods when you need them?