This case turns any iPhone into an Android smartphone

Lee cloned the Android Open Source Project to build a custom version of Android Marshmallow, which could run on a board

By: Tech Desk | Published:June 9, 2016 7:50 pm
Lee cloned the Android Open Source Project to build a custom version of Android Marshmallow, which could run on a board (Source: Tendigi) Lee cloned the Android Open Source Project to build a custom version of Android Marshmallow, which could run on a board (Source: Tendigi)

Yes, Android has finally made it to iPhone but of course with some caveats. This time around, the caveat is very simple. All you need is a 3D-printed smartphone case to make Android work on an iPhone.

The dream of running Android on an iPhone has been made possible by developer Nick Lee. The Verge reports, Lee cloned the Android Open Source Project to build a custom version of Android Marshmallow, which could run on a board.

Watch: Finally, Android on the iPhone

Lee then 3D printed an iPhone-sized case he found on Thingiverse. The Verge further notes that “Lee combined the board, a battery, a boost converter and resistor to make a lightweight case.”

But the process just doesn’t stop there. In a video posted on YouTube, Lee seems to launch a custom app on iPhone called Tendigi. Lee reportedly works as CTO at Tendigi, a mobile design and development studio based out of Brooklyn.

Lee is discretely using this app to communicate with the case and load the custom version of Android on iPhone. However, the custom version looks more similar to Android on tablets than smartphone but it is commendable that Lee went to such an extent to accomplish this task.

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