The hacker community from XDA-Developers have successfully loaded Google upcoming open-source mobile platform, Android, on an HTC device, specifically the TyTN. They have a video of an HTC TyTN II with Android running on top of its Windows Mobile 6.1 OS. Is this great news? It is if you’re a WinMo user, or are currently looking into becoming one.
What this means for Windows Mobile or HTC smartphone users is that they’ll have the added convenience of being able to load Google’s prized OS in their machines, and possibly even on other, still unsupported platforms.
And what’s more surprising, is that they didn’t only run Android off a virtual emulator, but the whole OS itself, and even installed it on the device memory by turning it into and .EXE file.
So basically, the hackers have managed to create a version of the Android OS in the form of an application that you can install. So it’s possible that if you can create other variations of the file, like say .SIS for Symbian devices, and .JAR for Java-enabled devices (although that would be highly unlikely) then you could potentially install and run Google’s OS on any number of different machines.
Excited? Here’s more to fuel that flame – watch the video to see Android in action on a Windows Mobile Machine.
Via WM Experts
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