For those of you who want an iPhone for its design but prefer Android as the operating system, you don’t have to resort to cheap china-made knockoffs. There’s a custom-made iPhone case that lets Android run on an iPhone.
Nick Lee, the CTO of development studio Tendigi, built a phone case that connects to the iPhone’s Lightning port. According to the demo video posted by Lee, he launches a Tendigi app and connects the case, and the iPhone will then launch Android. Lee used a Nexus 5 as the reference device for the project, and an 8-core, 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor.
As expected, the performance isn’t too great, but the fact that he managed to pull this off is pretty cool. In the video, Lee showed that the phone can run most Android functions including toggling Wi-Fi on/off, have full access to the Play Store, a fully functional browser, and more. What’s more impressive is how he also included openings for HDMI and USB ports, and even an SD card slot on the case. The case still looks pretty big, but it has been slimmed down from a previous version that looks pretty much like a brick.