Researchers have iOS apps to run Android




Students at Columbia University have built a framework allowing iOS applications to run. Android The support of the Cider framework is still limited and the speed is low, but some iOS apps already run on a Nexus 7.

Cider software layer emulates any iPhone and also does not use virtual machine; The developers have iOS apps with Cider as a kernel precisely by means of techniques such as compile-time code adaption and diplomatic functions think they run on an iOS kernel instead of the Linux kernel that is used in Android. The required library files and frameworks of iOS are also offered by Cider on the iOS app, so the code for an iOS app needs to be adapted.

Through this method, the students have managed to run, such as a video shows. Apps like Yelp and Apple iBooks on a Nexus 7 tablet The applications run more slowly and apps that invoke sensors, eg GPS, still not working. The translation for OpenGL ES code is not yet optimized. Well Android software just keeps running as Cider is active, which in the future iOS software can be rotated. Alongside Android Apps The developers promise Cider by continuing to develop, but the source code is not yet publicly available.

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