updated 10:35 pm EDT, Wed April 21, 2010
Flash support said to be in the works
iPhone hacker and Devteam member planetbeing appears to have successfully configured Android to run on an iPhone. The hack utilizes OpeniBoot, a Linux 2.6 bootloader that works with first- and second-generation iPhones. The system provides dual-boot functionality, allowing users to run either the iPhone OS or Android.
Planetbeing admits that the Android OS does not yet run at "production quality" on the iPhone, but "pretty much everything" works. The video shows the host using various Android features such as Wi-Fi connections, search and web browsing. Button layout is still an issue, however, as the iPhone lacks many of the controls common on handsets originally built around Android.
The developers suggest that support for Adobe's Flash technology may be on the way as the project moves forward, although it is still uncertain. Current builds work on the original iPhone and 3G model, while the 3GS will admittedly "take more work."