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How to run Android on an iPhone: 3D printed case shows off hybrid smartphone solution

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Nick Lee has previously managed to run the old-school Windows 95 OS run on the Apple Watch.

You can watch the results of the experiment in the video below, which shows the iPhone being placed into the case and connected to the board within via a Lightning cable.

The project comes from the hands of Nick Lee – Tendigi's CTO and the same man who ran Windows 95 on an Apple Watch – and while there are clearly a lot of lag issues shown in the footage, the behind-the-scenes work to bring the experiment to fruition is quite brilliant.

As noted in a blog post, Lee based the feat around a tweaked version of the Android Open Source Project OS.

Needing somewhere to hide the components, Lee sourced a meaty 3D-printed case and after a bit of trial and error, eventually finalised a design that looks rather uncomfortable to hold, but does include HDMI and USB ports and even an SD card slot.

The only question left is: what on earth will the 'mash-up' expert delve into next?

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