Android on iPhone is One, Giant Step Closer

Thanks to the guys over at blog.iphone-dev.org, Android is moving ever so close to being run on the iPhone.  Yesterday saw them announcing that they’ve reverse engineered the iPhone and first generation iPods to run Linux.  The official announcement was the basis for a new Blogger site aptly called Linux on iPhone.

I’m pleased to announce that the Linux 2.6 kernel has been ported to Apple’s iPhone platform, with support for the first and second generation iPhones as well as the first generation iPod touch. This is a rough first draft of the port, and many drivers are still missing, but it’s enough that a real alternative operating system is running on the iPhone.

Here’s a video showing how it looks and works.


iPhone Linux Demonstration Video from planetbeing on Vimeo.

There’s still a long way to go until Linux, or Android, works fluidly on the iPhone.  A lot of vital elements are missing, including sound, touchscreen, and accelerometer support.  However, this has to please both iPhone and Android camps.

Stay tuned to AndroidGuys as we’ll be keeping you up to date on this, and other happening!

About author

AndroidGuys
AndroidGuys 4639 posts

Founded on November 5, 2007, we've enjoyed bringing you the latest in Android news and rumors. Updated daily, we strive to deliver reviews, opinions, and updates on all things related to Android.

You might also like

News and Rumors

Sprint’s Touch Pro in Select Retailers

The coveted device has started making its way into a few locations with a complete launch due in weeks.

News and Rumors

Rumor du Jour: G1 to Get Android 2.0 (Or Higher)

T-Mobile G1 owners have been waiting on pins and needles for the day they learn that their beloved sweetheart handset will no longer be supported with software updates.  At first,

News and Rumors

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Finally Lands at Vodafone UK

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung’s first ever 10-inch Honeycomb tablet, has been available in the U.S. for quite some time now. It’s one of the thinnest tablets available in