Want to see what all the Android fuss is about? You can if you have an older iPhone 3G or 2G. 3GS owners need not bother; it won’t work yet. For details you’ll need to head on over to Linux on the iPhone and read about the process. There is a version of Android that has been hacked to install and run on older iPhones.
As the How To says, Be forewarned, though: This hack isn’t for the faint of heart.â€ And there is a further warning.
Although this port does everything that you expect your smartphone to be able to do, it isn’t usable for day-to-day activities just yet–I haven’t implemented any power-management functions, so a fully charged iPhone running Android will last only an hour or so.
You will have to have a jailbroken iPhone and a 32 bit Linux system, so not everyone will be able to do this even if they want a phone that lasts only an hour. But as a proof of concept it is interesting. As a work in progressâ€ it will possibly end up becoming a viable alternative. Until then, it is more of a, what could beâ€, proposition.
If they ever make it so that you can run both Android and the latest iPhone OS in a kind of dual boot fashion, then that will be exciting. As the video below shows, dual boot is doable; the question is will it ever be practical.