How To Run Apple’s OS On Your Android
No, it’s not what you’re thinking.
Earlier this week, we heard about a Brazilian company’s efforts selling Android handsets under the “IPHONE” banner, as a result of beating Apple to the punch in securing that trademark. OK, so that wasn’t a real iPhone Android, running Apple software or anything, but today we’ve got another twist on that idea to look at, and one that really does put an Apple OS on your Android phone.
Anyone have any fond memories of the old Mac Plus? This one’s from back in the days before color came to the Macintosh lineup, when these all-in-one units shipped with nine-inch monochrome 512×342 screens. With the right files, along with the proper emulator, you can get this classic OS running on your modern Android handset.
The Mini vMac emulator is a free download in the Google Play Store, and a thread on the XDA-Developers forums links to the files you’ll need to get it configured and ready to run. From there, what you do is up to you, but anyone who grew up with a Mac is probably already thinking about tracking down a disk image of something like Dark Castle and enjoying some classic gaming action.
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits