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Linux (Android next?) on the iPhone

I guess it will only be a matter of time before we get a full blow Linux (and probably Android) distro for the Apple iPhone. The iPhone-dev people have announced the successul porting of Linux of on the Apple iPhone.

Although this is a basic kernel port with a shell compiled from the Busybox package. This paves the way for a very good future to porting a whole bunch of distros to the iPhone including the new Android open mobile platform.

The ported Linux kernel works for both the first and second generation Apple iPhones. Several drivers for the iPhone still have to work but I’m sure that the guys at iPhone-dev will get them to work.

Here’s a video demonstration:

iPhone Linux Demonstration Video from planetbeing on Vimeo.

If you feel like hacking your iPhone you can read more from the iPhone-dev blog . They are also looking for people who can help out. You can also read about the announcement from the Linux on the iPhone blog.

Gerry Ilagan

Gerry Ilagan is into mobile apps and WordPress development at @speeqs. He loves to write about electronics, the Internet of Things, mobile phones, and #crazyideas.

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