Android OS for iPhone/iPod Touch ?

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  1. LastBoyScout
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    As I am sure that it will only be a matter of time, but has anyone heard or know if this has been done yet?

    I would really like to ditch the OS on my iPod Touch for Android, and a buddy of mine rather likes the Android OS over his iPhone.

    Any info would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    LBS
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    I would very seriously doubt this but I guess you never know.
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    get yourself an Archos 5 IMT
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    or you could buy an Android device? Why buy Apple hardware and then try to run Google software? Guess I'm just not seeing the point here.
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    so he can still look like he has an iphone and be accepted into the Apple elitists:happy2:
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    Guess it's the same as buying a Droid and then using iPhone icons. I never understood that.... :icon_ poke:
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    I personally don't use iphone icons. but there is a difference between using polished apple icons and trying to get the ipod OS running on a droid.
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    I'm sure it could be done... Just a matter of downloading the Android source-code and compiling it for the iPhone's CPU. Installing it would be the hard part -- how do you get access to the ROM chip to do the install? Does jailbreaking an iPhone give you the same type of access that "rooting" the Droid does? If so, then it might be possible. But an awful lot of work to go through, for not much benefit. A Droid, even if you pay full retail price, is cheaper than the value of the time you'd spend adapting Android to the iPhone or iTouch, IMHO.
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    Well, stand up so this doesnt go over your head again... :icon_ devil:

    I have a Droid already. I hate using iTunes. I truly enjoy the Android OS over the iphone/ipod OS.

    i would like to have the Android OS on my iPod Touch. :icon_ banana:

    My friend also likes my Droid better, and mentioned that he wished someone would setup Android to run on the iPhone hardware.

    Seems a pretty straight forward summary and explanation to me.

    Besides, why own a device with an OS that limits what you can do with it, when you could have Android.

    All i am saying, is that this could take off big.
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    I would love to see it..... iphone fan bois would hate it!
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    Not over my head hoss... I understood you have and like the Android OS.
    You wouldn't have multi-touch with an Android OS on an Apple device. Wouldn't that make the iTouch limited?
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    I understand it's different. One is an OS the other are icons. Functionality vs. looks. I still find it pointless to buy a device and made it look like another.
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    what do you mean? multi-touch is a hardware/software issue. the iphone/ipod touch already have the hardware needed, and the Android OS supports multi-touch (just not in the US... )

    i dont see why that would not work. besides, the milestone rom handles multi-touch.

    p.s. that over your head thing was a joke... thought you might catch that... hoss.
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    hoss? dang it i meant boss. lol. If you put the Droid OS on the iTouch wouldn't it NOT have multi-touch because the Android OS doesn't have it?(US ver.) Tho the hardware supports it..... unless you used a Milestone port... then conceivably it should work....right?
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    Better question.....why have the ipod touch if you have a droid. No need for both devices IMHO. I gave my touch to my wife because I knew I would never use it again.
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    My sister has an iPod Touch. As much as I don't like Apple, it is a nice device.
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    well, you wouldnt be using a droid port, just porting over the Android OS, which supports multi-touch, so yes, multi-touch should work on it.

    Im just ready to get rid of all apple software on my PC.
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    iTunes has been sitting idle for a year and a half on my PC... don't know why I haven't deleted it.

    And now that it's all clear, it would be interesting to see the Android OS on an iPod touch... because it is a slick looking device.
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    that and i just want to see a commercial that goes something like...

    tired of your iPhone? there's a hack for that.
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    The legality of hacking would never allow a national advertisement to come about for this... but someone sure could make a viral video :)

    also wanted to clear the air... i misjudged your intentions with an Android OS on an iTouch. You appear to have an equal, if not greater dislike of Apple then I do. Pleased to meet ya :icon_ lala:
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2009
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