Android now running on iPhone 3G, and 3GS is coming

As you may know, Android is Google's very popular smartphone platform that's been rapidly adopted by carriers and manufacturers and is strongly competing with the iPhone. A couple of our bloggers, including Steve Green, posted the news when a hacker got Android running on an original iPhone in late April. Now, as you can read in a post on DailyTech, the same hacker has it running on an iPhone 3G, with the 3GS coming. You don't want to try this at home, especially since it entails jailbreaking the iPhone, but it's fun to see it working — and that one can still use the iPhone as an iPhone (though not simultaneously).

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.