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OMG! Android Running On The iPhone (No, Seriously)

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. phandroid

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    Today has just been unreal! Three new Dell Android phones leaked within a couple of hours of each other, and now we’re given a treat that we never thought we’d see: Android has been ported to the iPhone. I came across this link thanks to fabled Android ROM developer Cyanogen, who simply pasted the URL [...]

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  2. AndroidRobot

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    That's amazing that they got it to work on it. Wonder what Mr. Jobs will say when he gets wind of this.
     
  3. Bnice

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    I would go that far,next all the apple fanboys will claim it. everyone know when it comes to personalization ANDROID RULES.
     
  4. QrafTee

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    "Ah... a great reason to ban iPhones and force my subjects to purchase the new device--the 4th-gen iPhone--divined by God... which happens to be my other name."
     
  5. bluenova

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    So if the one hardware button is for the menu, how do you go back?
     
  6. shotgunfool

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    he said in the video that he recoded the volume buttons, one for home and one for call.
     
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  7. boss.king

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    First post on this forum. I'm an iPhone owner who is really excited to get a chance to use android (if it gets to the 3GS). I was wondering if its possible to navigate the android interface without really using the hardware buttons? Can their functions be performed mainly by the screen with a few exceptions or are they essential for most things?
    Sorry I know this is a stupid question
     
  8. bluenova

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    Thanks, no youtube here so I only read the text :)
     
  9. Lars

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    Oh no, it's gonna get porn on it now.
     
  10. Jayziac

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    The back & menu buttons are essential on Android. I suppose home could be emulated by holding down back, and the search button is useless IMO. If the emulator can reassign hardware volume buttons, that's good enough.
     
  11. caustic

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    Yes, easily. The Droid has no physical buttons, just a capacitive section at the bottom, which the screen doesn't extend to. You'd just need to make the rom so it always has those buttons appearing on the bottom of the screen
     
  12. HustlinDaily

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    I hate hate hate the iPhone, BUT going to look at this as objectively as possible.

    Pros:
    Good touch screen
    Alot of internal memory for storing apps

    Cons:
    Hardware (ram, processor) not as good as newer Android phones (not fast enough)
    Camera not as good as most Android phones (no flash, 3.2MP)
    Not enough buttons (or you can make random buttons do random things making it ghetto)
    If ANYTHING happens to it (by anything, I mean including your battery dying), you are effed

    All that being said, the pros do not outweigh the cons, therefore it is smarter to buy an actual android phone.
     
  13. Eazail70x7

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    If the volume buttons are used for home and call, what is used to change the volume lol?
     
  14. Jayziac

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    It can be done through the settings menu, just won't be as convenient.
     
  15. kenliu2610

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    Quite nice, another option for iPhone users.
     
  16. grainysand

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    That's silly. Why not use an actual Android phone?
     
  17. boss.king

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    Cos not everyone can afford 2 nice phones. I'm already invested in the iTunes store, but I'm interested in android too so this is pretty cool
     
  18. QrafTee

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    You should just go with an Android Phone and you can use DoubleTwist to sync your iTunes music to it.
     
  19. boss.king

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    I already have an iPhone, because it best serves my needs, and have spent a good chunk of money on iPhone apps, the music is not the problem as I prefer CDs to the iTunes store. If i didn't have an iPhone already I might have gone with an HTC device, but I doubt it.

    All I'm saying is that its a nice option for those of us who have an iPhone to get to use Android and that's the first step to becoming an Android user.
     
  20. grainysand

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    I doubt it'll run well and function enough to serve day-to-day use, so it's likely going to be an exercise in frustration. You'd be better off trying the x86 Android port on your PC or something.
     

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