Hackers have managed to get Android 2.3 Gingerbread to boot on a jailbroken iPhone 3G.
A Youtube video shows the Android OS running on the 3G, but it takes a significant time to load up and appears to be fairly sluggish.
As the hack its based on the iDroid project, it offers dual-boot capability with iOS, so users can revert back to the handset’s original operating system whenever they like.
Previous versions of Android ported onto iPhones by iDroid have been shown to run with noteworthy stability, but first signs suggest that the Gingerbread hack might need more work.
The latest iDroid hack comes at a time when most Android owners and fans are still waiting to get their hands on the new Gingerbread OS. Google’s new operating system is currently only available on the new Nexus S smartphone.
The iDroid project is open source and can be accessed and utilised by anyone, provided that they have the relevant devices and technical know-how.