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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Maxey
    Why, why, why worry about putting Android on the iPad? Not sure I get it. You would need to worry about multiple apps, you would have too much space taken up by the other OS and I am not sure you gain anything. Not sure it is a good idea, but I will listen.

    I run Dreamboard and I can use themes that look like I am running an Android tablet. For example, Endroid and the HTC HD2 theme.

    I use a Motorola Triumph phone and I like it, but I am not enamored with Android enough to want it on my iPad. I can run a different launcher on my phone that make it liik like an iPhone. I think people want to look of Android on their iPad rather than actually running the OS.
    I never thought about it that way. Nice post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graywolf View Post
    I never thought about it that way. Nice post.
    Thanks. I just do not get it. If there were value to dual booting an iPad, I would be excited. Seems to me, there are hackers that want it. I get that. For most people, forget it. They do not need it. Not sure how many people will be as excited after they install Android on their iPad. Perhaps I am wrong. So I am open to any reasonable argument for dual booting the iPad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Maxey View Post
    Thanks. I just do not get it. If there were value to dual booting an iPad, I would be excited. Seems to me, there are hackers that want it. I get that. For most people, forget it. They do not need it. Not sure how many people will be as excited after they install Android on their iPad. Perhaps I am wrong. So I am open to any reasonable argument for dual booting the iPad.
    I think dual-booting would be great, but just installing Android as the primary OS is just a waste.
    Go buy the Asus Transformer if you want Android.

    It's like buying a Mac. People buy macs to get OS X, and also dual boot windows. If you want windows, you don't go out and buy a $1,500 mac and then install windows on it, you just buy a PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graywolf

    I think dual-booting would be great, but just installing Android as the primary OS is just a waste.
    Go buy the Asus Transformer if you want Android.

    It's like buying a Mac. People buy macs to get OS X, and also dual boot windows. If you want windows, you don't go out and buy a $1,500 mac and then install windows on it, you just buy a PC.
    but some people want both os's its better to have an ipad 2 that are capeable to get android as dualboot, instead of buying 2 devices to the double the price of an ipad.

    mac and windows are an pc... mac is just an OS but also the the name of the computer, just like asus, hp and packard bell.
    i want to have osx just as much as some windows users want. but they do not want to pay 1000 bucks just to get osx on an machine just as powerfull as an laptop as the price of 650 bucks. therefore its best to dualboot both os's on one cheap but powerfull pc with windows installed on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pargadox

    but some people want both os's its better to have an ipad 2 that are capeable to get android as dualboot, instead of buying 2 devices to the double the price of an ipad.

    mac and windows are an pc... mac is just an OS but also the the name of the computer, just like asus, hp and packard bell.
    i want to have osx just as much as some windows users want. but they do not want to pay 1000 bucks just to get osx on an machine just as powerfull as an laptop as the price of 650 bucks. therefore its best to dualboot both os's on one cheap but powerfull pc with windows installed on.

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    That's what I said "dual-booting would be great".
    Also, most people refer to windows machines as "PCs" and OS X machines as "Macs". (Even though they are both personal computers )

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    Quote Originally Posted by graywolf View Post
    It's like buying a Mac. People buy macs to get OS X, and also dual boot windows. If you want windows, you don't go out and buy a $1,500 mac and then install windows on it, you just buy a PC.
    Things are a little different, now that the original iPads are no longer supported by current versions of iOS. Since the original iPads haven't been updated to iOS 6 or above, you can no longer get current versions of many applications, so if I wanted to have a current browser, I can't update Safari, and can't load the current version of Chrome either.

    Just as older PC hardware can be rejuvenated with lightweight non-Windows operating systems (look for Puppy Linux to learn more), perhaps Android might be an answer to getting current apps since iOS updates are no longer available. I hope it's not the beginning of a trend to shorten the functional life of other Apple products, as my Mac is older than my iPad, and can still run current versions of OS X.

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    Android cannot be made to run on any iOS device.

    The iPad 1 was introduced almost 4 years ago and 4 years old is ancient in light of the speed of technological progress.

    The original iPad is too limited in terms of its hardware to run the latest iOS version and the apps that require iOS 7.
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    FYI there is a project where a group of devs is making android portable in an iOS device. I think it was called project iDroid. It is only available for earlier versions of the iPhone. Right now some devs are abandoning it and there are only 3- 1 devs making it. It is taking extremly long time because of it. There are also claims of it having a lot of bugs.

    For me though I don't reccomend it. If you want android get a android phone instead as those are waaaay better than earlier iphone versions with android.
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    Installing Android on an iOS device is like replacing your Ferrari engine with a Volkswagen engine. One of the reasons Android isn't as fast or as smooth as iOS is because Android runs most of its code in a virtual machine, whereas iOS runs all of its code natively. Anyone familiar with a VM will know that its very nature makes it slower than native execution. This is another reason Android devices need quad core chips, whereas iOS doesn't need quad core. Most mobile malware is written for Android, partly because it's a Java platform and partly because Android is so open.

    Installing Android on an iPhone 5 would yield a slow and clunky mobile experience, not because the iPhone is slacking in powerful hardware, but because of the way Android is designed.

    Just my $0.02.. from an ex-Android developer.
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