This company was already getting sued by Apple. This really won’t make things any better.
Cybersecurity startup Corellium unveiled Project Sandcastle this week. The first successful attempt to get Android running on the iPhone. For now, it works only on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and iPod Touch. The project is the brainchild of co-founder David Wang, who also developed iDroid project, the first ever attempt to port Android to the iPhone almost a decade ago.
Apple’s iOS ecosystem is appealing in its simplicity. For others though it is annoying for its restrictiveness. For those who want a little more freedom in how the operating system works or just want to have fun with the freedom to enjoy android on apple, this would be great.
“The iPhone restricts users to operate inside a sandbox….But when you buy an iPhone, you own the iPhone hardware. Android for the iPhone gives you the freedom to run a different operating system on that hardware.” – The website reads.
Although users can download the beta from the Corellium website, those looking to operate a fully-functional Android version on the iPhone shouldn’t get all that excited.
In addition to the beta only working on the iPhone 7 and 7+, the current version doesn’t support those devices’ Bluetooth functionality, camera, audio output, or cellular modem (WiFi only).
The release is most probably going to accelerate on going legal tensions between Corellium and Apple.
Correllium was sued by Apple in August of 2019. In the lawsuit, Apple claimed that Correllium’s tools facilitated jailbreaking and violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). It also accused the company of selling “perfect replicas” of iOS without licensing it from Apple.
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