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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by cammykool, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. cammykool

    cammykool Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    allright im about to get bombarded by apple fanboys but according to this

    How To Install Android 2.2.1 On iPhone 3G/2G - Dual Boot Froyo 2.2 - YouTube

    android can be booted on one of the most locked down devices ever and most everything works but we cant get iOS booting on our android phones its basically Linux like anything else

    you have to admit being able to say "i have iOS on my _________ _______ _______ would be pretty cool!
     



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  2. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    Because who with an Android wants ios? I get why they want Android, but definitely not vice versa
     
  3. Covart

    Covart Android Enthusiast

    Idk, maybe the fact that ios has more apps, plus better and newer games that come out on ios long before Android in many cases? I own both Android and iOS based devices.
     
  4. cammykool

    cammykool Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    just to say for example "i have iOS on my android phone HA" kinda thing
     
  5. cammykool

    cammykool Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    justa proof of concept
     
  6. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    I'm so burnt out on that argument.... The locked down app store means nothing to me. I own an iPod touch. It is great as an MP3 player. Know how long it's been since I logged into the App store? Me either. Android has all the games and apps I need. And none of the lockdown. I'm not going to get into this overplayed argument, I was simply stating a reason that I believe to be true for folks not really wanting to boot ios on an android.

    TL;DR, why run a locked down ecosystem on a fully open source device?

    /end ios/android debate, as that was not my reason for posting what I did. ;)
     
  7. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    iOS is closed source, there isn't the freedom to tinker with it like Android...this is the main reason why we see android on an Apple device and not the other way around.
     
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  8. cammykool

    cammykool Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    *shrugs* i thought it will be cool small things on ios (lock-screen notifs) ect
     
  9. kool kat2

    kool kat2 Android Expert

    I would imagine that someone who prefers ios to android but wants a bigger screen would benefit from something like that
     
  10. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    you go steal iOS source code from Apple, and then some dev can get it running on Android, piece of cake. Except for the stealing from Apple part.

    That's the real reason you can't run iOS on Android. It's simply not publicly available.

    There are projects to emulate iOS, but they aren't getting very far.
     
  11. Covart

    Covart Android Enthusiast

    Your needs and views ≠ others. As an Android user, one would think you would prefer choice and options to a close-minded attitude. And I was not trying to argue. I was simply stating my view as a user of nearly every OS out there.
     
  12. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Its not the device that is locked down. Its the OS.

    Now the iOS only has drivers to work with a couple of chipsets. Apple chipsets! Yet Android is open source and people can write drivers for other chipsets etc and is already almost infinitely cross-platform.
     
  13. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    F**k Apple. Yeah, I said it. You all were thinking it with exception to that other guy.
     
  14. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER CHANGED FROM AF ADDICT MIKESTONY

    The real fun will be how it runs with it.
     
  15. cammykool

    cammykool Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    see you guys are curious iOS is based off Linux like android (checked in a terminal app) so our android drivers and kernels MAY work and we could extract the files from iOS from an iPod or something and have a dev tinker with it
     
  16. Covart

    Covart Android Enthusiast

    Ironic post, considering what your sig says. :rolleyes:
     
  17. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    ^^^^ lmao
     
  18. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User


    :(:(:rolleyes:
     
  19. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Busted!
     
  20. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    I have good reasons for my hate lol. At least I'm not one of those folks that hates for the sole sake of hating.
     
  21. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    All we have to do is give a block of lead to a dev, let him tinker with it, and he can turn it into a block of gold.

    No.

    First of all, iOS is not based off Linux. It's based off a variant of Unix (Darwin, which is derived from a bunch of other Unix-like systems). There is absolutely no Linux in iOS, and there's no compatibility between them at all.

    Kernels are hardware specific. So an iDevice kernel will only work for that iDevice, for the platform it was compiled on. To port iOS (theoretically) to an Android device, you'd have to write a brand new kernel to interface the Android's hardware to iOS. Not so easy when you don't have visibility into iOS source code.

    We should stop viewing devs as miracle workers. There are real-world limits to engineering.
     
  22. Covart

    Covart Android Enthusiast

    Problem is, hate breeds contempt and eats the soul. Don't let it. ;)
     
  23. kool kat2

    kool kat2 Android Expert


    Hate also leads to suffering. And suffering leads to iOS- i mean, ummmmmmm......
     
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  24. Covart

    Covart Android Enthusiast

    Nice one. :D you get a 'Thanks', but only because you quoted Yoda. ;)
     
  25. kool kat2

    kool kat2 Android Expert


    Sweeeeet. Lol
     
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