A developer has managed to port the core of iOS into a non-Apple device. The developer, Winocm, had been working on this project for some time now, and porting the XNU kernel – considered as the “core” of iOS and even OS X – represents “one of the core milestones” of the project.
Winocm ported the iOS core to a Nokia N900, largely considered as one of the most hackable smartphones ever produced. While the graphical user interface hasn’t been successfully ported, the images on this post show that the kernel had been successfully booted and was running on the non-Apple hardware. In addition to the N900, Winocm added that his core port will also boot on “various other hardware pieces”.
What’s more, Winocm’s work has been open sourced, with a repository of the port added to Github, allowing other developers to contribute to the project.
(via Lowyat.NET Forums)