An analyst has provided video footage of a deployed Android build (2.1) in a rather…unorthodox venue. It is highly unlikely that Google would be able to utilize this method, because of the embarrassment it would cause. Here is why:
His solution calls for help from Google’s arch enemy….Apple. Here you can see an Apple logo above an Android logo on an OpeniBoot pre-boot selector menu. Obviously, it’s dual-booting Android 2.2 and something else…assumed to be fruity and hails from Cupertino California. Here are some shots I extracted from the video for analysis on the solution.
It just gets plain silly here:
Seeing the device obviously has some Apple Code in there somewhere that makes Android a better and more secure operating environment brings another dynamic into the mix. No one at Google is going to allow this kind of anti-android propaganda to be used as a remedy for shabby Google code. Especially when you find out this little nugget of information:
After further review of the footage, the reason why the handset is dual booting an iOS/X tandem is because the hardware platform is an iPhone 3G, the iPhone is triple booting the console, iOS and iDroid.
Perhaps it’s a mockumentary. How do you fix StageFright? Buy an iPhone and put Android on it. What does that do for us?
You get to run Android on a decent platform with no vulnerabilities, and the 3G iPhone is actually made of that stuff that they create from petrolatum bi-products…what do they call it…oh…its plastic. Why is that good? Because it will blend in with all the other cheap handsets that make the enclosure out of dead dinosaurs, a man-purse and Capri pants.
You’ve just created the first iPhone that will never know if it will ever get an OS update from Google. That makes me sad.