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DIYers Hack Windows Mobile Phones to Run Android

Apr 08, 2010, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Priya Ganapati)

"Windows Mobile may lack the elegance of more modern operating systems, but some phones based on Microsoft's mobile OS are finding new life as Android handsets.

"A few intrepid smartphone users have hacked their Windows Mobile phones to run the Android operating system, creating Frankenstein-ish monsters with the body of one phone and the transplanted brain of another.

""The biggest reason I switched was because Windows Mobile was so sluggish — it would hang and take forever when you dialed a number," says Connor Roberts, a a software engineer who, two months ago, posted a step-by-step tutorial to running Android OS on the HTC Touch. "Android is a lot faster and I get GPS navigation on my phone now for free." The Touch, introduced in June 2007, is a pixie-sized phone with a 2.8-inch touchscreen and a 2-megapixel camera that comes with Windows Mobile 6 OS."

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