Androis OS runs on iPod Touch

Just a few weeks ago we came across a guy who successfully loaded up an Android OS build on to an iPhone 2G. Shortly after the same happened to the iPhone 3G. We now heard that the iPod Touch is now running Android.

The iPod Touch used here is the first-gen model and although the port is currently working, there are still a few loose ends that need closing off.

Meanwhile, I am working on some stuff that is slightly more fun. Last night, I brought openiboot for the first-generation iPod touch up to scratch so that it supports all the features the other ports of openiboot support: sound, multitouch and SDIO (for WLAN) are the notable things I had to fix. Earlier today, I figured out how to drive the piezoelectric tweeter on the iPod touch.

Hopefully, we’ll be able to roll out the iPod touch binaries with the 3G binaries and get on with the real work: power management and the little details that will make Android a truly viable alternative on our three early ports.

If you want to run Android on your iPhone (not 3GS) or first-gen iPod Touch then it seems like we wont be waiting too long now from what we see on the last quote above.

RedmondPie ask if Android will be coming to the Apple iPad. That would be certainly interesting to see although I am sure that will take a bit of extra work and more time.

Will you be switching iPhone OS for Android OS on your Apple [AAPL] device?

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