Boffins in America have managed to get the latest version of Android running on an iPhone 5s, although it’s a bit of a tricky workaround…
Apple fans aren’t going to be too impressed of course, but researchers at the University of Michigan have managed to get the developer preview of Android L running on a bonafide Apple iPhone 5s, overruling iOS 8. Check out the video over on Cult of Android to see it in action.
Sadly, given Apple’s strict security measures which make it incredibly hard to install unverified software on its iPhones, the research boffins had to use a bit of a workaround to get Android L working. As a result, the Android OS isn’t actually installed on the smartphone. Instead, the files are stored on a server and the iPhone is accessing them remotely.
It’s far from a perfect setup, with lag as the files are nabbed from the server, not to mention the need for a constant online connection. However, we’re sure it’ll spark off another round of Apple fanboys vs Google fanboys, so it’s alright in our books.