Run Android on an iPhone – with some heavy engineering and caveats

Run Android on an iPhone - with some heavy engineering and caveats

Accustomed to cramming one working system into someplace it does not belong, builders at Tendigi have simply created a do-it-yourself iPhone case that allows you to run Android in your iOS smartphone. (Nicely, sort of). Fortuitously, due to the Android Open Supply Venture, it gave Nick Lee the liberty to clone the cellular OS and construct his personal native hardware. Earlier than he went that far, Lee determined to check the idea — streaming Android throughout to an iPhone via a cable — with a Nexus 5. He wanted instruments that would talk with iOS, in addition to providers that permit USB cables play good with an iPhone. Lee additionally crafted software program that transmitted what was occurring on the Android units’ display to the iPhone, whereas additionally ship contact-enter again. The subsequent problem: cramming all of it into an iPhone “case”. See it working after the break.

He then made his personal tiny Android improvement board (all of the technical specifics are right here), linking it to the quickly-to-be franken-iPhone and its personal energy provide, prototyping and 3D-printing an enclosure to deal with all of it and fasten to the iPhone. It isn’t the prettiest case, and actually you are ‘streaming’ Android to your iPhone display, nevertheless it’s the man-hours thought that counts, proper?