iAndroid is a recently released jailbreak app that can give your iPhone an Android makeover.
While I love Apple’s iPhone, iOS and App Store, I have to admit: I’m “Android-curious.” Google’s mobile operating system has done nothing but grow in popularity since its debut, and Android OS – which runs on smart phones and tablets alike – is undoubtedly the iOS’ main competitor.
And I want to check out the competition.
The easiest way for Apple fans to do this is to download iAndroid via Cydia. Obviously, you need a jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch handset, and the jailbreak app requires a minimum of iOS 4.0 in order to run. However, if you can tick all of these boxes, installing iAndroid is a breeze.
Simply search for the package in Cydia (“iAndroid”) and download it to your handset. Interestingly, iAndroid is very much an app as opposed to a tweak or theme: It’ll place an app icon on your Home screen, and touching this will launch an HTC Sense style user interface, as you can see in the screenshot above.
Obviously, this isn’t a direct port of Android OS, so it’s not laden with features. However, iAndroid does ship with a few apps built-in, such as a Web browser, a working camera app, Facebook, Twitter and even a working phone. (Well, it switches over to the iOS’ Phone app, but it does work.)
And, most importantly, iAndroid is completely free to download – and easy to uninstall, too. If you’re looking to play around with an Android user interface for a few minutes, check out this app, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
[via Redmond Pie]