Developer puts Android on iPhone screen using 3D printed case

Jun

9

2016

It is a developer managed to run Android on an iPhone. Although, in fact, Android does not run on the hardware of the Apple smartphone, but used the American iPhone as an external screen for a little computer with Android which is in a case.

Which Android enthusiast Tweakers has not hoped that once the article “Developer Android gets to talk on iPhone ‘would appear? Now the time has come, but it may not be what many had hoped. Yes, it is possible to run Android on the screen of the iPhone, but it works as an app in iOS.

To make that happen, the developer, the American Nick Lee Company Tindigi from New York, a Lemaker Hikey in a case stopped . That’s a little computer on a single PCB, with support from the Android Open Source Project and built-in support for WiFi and Bluetooth.

Lee first Android had been talking on the iPhone display by duplicating the screen of a Nexus 5 via a Lightning cable. Before that, he had to Android libmobiledevice modify, duplicate a USB controller from iOS to make contact with the Lightning port and an app to stream the screen via the same Lightning port.

Then he had the power to restrict the Lightning cable with resistance because the iPhone otherwise too much power early in its 650mAh battery and the whole system could not function. And he made in 3D design software SketchUp a case, after he bought a 3D printer to print from the case.

The result is a fairly thick case with connections for SD Card, HDMI and USB. According to Lee, the case thinner and more beautiful. The plan is to introduce a single copy, but the developer wants to put him on the market if there is enough interest.

The demonstration is not exactly a good test case for iPhone users who want to try Android. Despite the Hisilicon Kirin 620 Soc Huawei with eight Cortex-A53 cores at 1.2GHz and Mali-450MP4 GPU running Android not particularly good. Stuttering animations and running Android moreover not fullscreen. The dpi also appears in the demonstration also not correct, which interface elements appear smaller than they are on Android phones.

It is not the first time that Lee another operating system tries to function on an Apple product. Earlier this year, put it through an emulator Windows 95 on an Apple Watch.

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