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Could Winmo run on the Galaxy?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by benner, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. benner

    benner Member
    Thread Starter

    I hope this isn't a ridiculous question but I was wondering if winmo 6.5 could run on the galaxy? i would guess that there is better video, bluetooth and flash support for windows mobile than there is is android 1.5 and would be a bit snappier since it runs on phones with lower specs than this

  2. ryko

    ryko Well-Known Member

    Hi I think you got your dates mixed up, today is the first of January ,not the first of April....Happy New Year to you :D
  3. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member

    I think it could run, with some work. Galaxy shares a lot of hardware with
    Samsung's WinMo phones, so Samsung probably has Windows versions of
    all the drivers.

    Whether installation could be done without Samsung, by "cooking" a WM
    firmware for Galaxy patched from ROMs of other phones, I don't know.
  4. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    wouldnt it be down to the same reason why we cannot put our own custom 2.0 on it?

    the ril is secured
  5. sado1

    sado1 Well-Known Member

    The problem with rild is we don't have rild for Android 2.0 because neither Samsung released 2.0 for Galaxy nor for any other phone. Rild for WinMo could be available as Samsung produced much WinMo phones.
  6. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    ahh good point
    getting winmo 7 on galaxy would be super lol
  7. apolloFER

    apolloFER Well-Known Member

    While everyone is trying to run Android on WinMo phones (android on htc projects), you're trying to find a way how to do it the other way round. Doesn't make much sense, but you could try it. :)
  8. dragon2611

    dragon2611 Newbie

    I suspect even if someone did manage it Microsoft legal department would bury them in litigation.

    Only reason I can think of they haven't been overly bothered about going after the people who cook WM roms is that you need a win-mobile powered phone to use the Cooked ROM and therefore part of the cost of the device would be licencing fees to use win mobile. Wouldn't suprise me if it actually increases the sales of certian devices.

    However if you start hacking and putting it on other phones they wouldn't get any money from that so probably would take action.

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