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[Engadget] Android 2.3 gets ported to the iPhone 3G, breaks hearts left and right

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Android getting ported to the iPhone may be old news by now, but Android 2.3 (a.k.a. Gingerbread) getting ported to the iPhone? Well, that's something... new, if entirely expected. As before, it's the iPhone 3G doing the honors, and the port is still based on the iDroid project, which means you can hang onto iOS in a dual-boot configuration so you won't be left in the cold when the less-than-stable port decides not to cooperate. And, yes, this once again means that the iPhone has gotten the latest version of Android before many Android devices have. Head on past the break for a video.
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An Apple loving co-worker just sent me this and mentioned how it runs better on an iPhone than it does on Android-native phones, just like Intels on Macs run Windows better than a PC does. What's funny is that the video on Engadget shows the iPhone running Android horribly choppy, likely due to being just 800MHz.
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Your friend is full of it. Not to mention it runs on the 3G. How outdated...
Tell me when it's done and released for the 4G. Then things will be epic.
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O man... I cannot believe that the iPhone gets the update before so many android phones... Of all the phones out there, it is the iPhone...
     
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Your friend is full of it. Not to mention it runs on the 3G. How outdated...
Tell me when it's done and released for the 4G. Then things will be epic.
Lol yea, I just replied to him explaining to him what that article really is saying. Android hearts aren't being broken due to Android running better on the 3G, iPhone hearts are being broken because of how horribly their phones run Android.

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O man... I cannot believe that the iPhone gets the update before so many android phones... Of all the phones out there, it is the iPhone...
I have Gingerbread on my HD2 already ^_^ Thanks to a custom ROM of course.
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post #5 of 33
The iPhone 3G is pretty weak to begin with... if it were just bumped to the 3GS at the very least, or the iPhone 4 it would run much smoother

I'll keep holding out hope for a 3GS variant... Old bootrom has saved me in the Jailbreak arena, hopefully the same in the Android port arena
    
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can i facepalm? please??

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This whole we just "1-up'd you" mentality really needs to stop... i feel like im eternally stuck in a tech oriented fast and the furious movie where iphones battle android phones for the title of fastest on the streets and everytime new tech comes out... we get another horrible reboot of the series.
    
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MaximumPC had an article showing windows XP and Vista was faster than OSX in nearly everything except for openGL performance. Unless he is comparing a cheap Android phone of last generations this "Apple Employee" is pretty much wrong. Apple is a great software company, not a performance/hardware company, as you can see from the video. They are great with software on their platform, but seeing the andriod performance, it ran like poop.

Non the less, this is cool. I wonder if Apple would go that step similar to the step they took with their PCs. Allow for dual boot with competitors operating systems.

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Your friend is full of it. Not to mention it runs on the 3G. How outdated...
Tell me when it's done and released for the 4G. Then things will be epic.
I thought 4G was pretty much limited to certain cities and a gimmick? There was something on the lines that companies were not supplying the proper bandwidth for 4G networks?
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xD, I'm currently running Android 2.3 on my HTC Desire
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xD, I'm currently running Android 2.3 on my HTC Desire
I actually had the Froyo Desire ROM before, but now I have the Nexus Gingerbread installed and I love it. I like the TV effect when you put the screen in standby, I've gotten a lot of comments about it.

For those that have no clue what I'm talking about:


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I actually had the Froyo Desire ROM before, but now I have the Nexus Gingerbread installed and I love it. I like the TV effect when you put the screen in standby, I've gotten a lot of comments about it.
Yeah, It's a nice little feautre, Do you goto XDA Developers?
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