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Video: iPhone 3G running Android 2.3

The iPhone 3G now does something not even all Android phones can claim: it runs Android's current version, 2.3 "Gingerbread." iDroid developer Nick Pack posted a video of a jailbroken iPhone 3G successfully running Android 2.3. Naturally the older iPhone was huffing and puffing a bit as it tried to run the latest Android interface, but to my eyes it looked like the iPhone 3G was at least running better than it initially was under iOS 4.2.

Much like running a Linux distro on a Mac, running Android on an iPhone is something I can appreciate conceptually, but I still can't imagine why anyone would actually want to do it. After all, it's not like you're starved for hardware choice if you really have to have Android running on your smartphone. Still, the effort involved in getting Android to run on the iPhone is intriguing, and watching the boot process in the video below just proves what many of us have been saying for years: these aren't just phones, they're handheld computers.

[via Redmond Pie]