Always wanted to run Android on iPhone? Now there’s a case that’s let you do that. The case has been designed by Nick Lee who has a reputation of hacking around with Apple products and installing weird and whacky operating systems on these devices e.g. an Apple Watch running Windows 95.
This time around Nick has gone a step ahead and has actually used the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) to create a custom version of Android Marshmallow that runs on an iPhone when attached through the lightening connector.
However, there’s a catch. To run Android on your iPhone, you will need to attach a special, 3D printed smartphone case to make it all work. The case contains the special circuitry such as the board, the battery, a boost converter and a resistor which makes the whole package look quite odd and bulky but what’s amazing about this case is that it gives your phone access to super ports such as HDMI, USB as well as a SD card slot.
As you can see in the YouTube video, the way it works is that you slip your phone in the custom designed case and fire up the Tendigi app on your iPhone and as soon as you see the “waiting for case…” prompt, you connect the lightning connector from the case to the iPhone and you will see Android running on your screen.
We have to say this is quite a sound implementation of Android on iPhone and one of the best that we have seen. Although we we have our doubts when it comes to practical application of such an implementation, we have to give Nick all the credit for thinking out of the box and going ahead and trying something as crazy as this and we hope that someone out there will come up with a use for this eventually.