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Not just yet, but the following video of a bare bones Linux kernel running on an iPhone with a dual boot mode may be the biggest iPhone hacking news since the device was first jail broken. The hack, completed by the iPhone Dev Team, may be the only answer to working around iPhone SDK limitations Apple has imposed on developers thus far.
It is completely feasible that with the proper HW drivers iPhone hardware could run a version of Google's Android phone OS. Not that Google's Android OS has a better interface than the current iPhone 2.2 firmware, but Android's openness allows a greater amount of freedom for developers to write third party applications. To date, Apple has become notorious for banning any developers Application from the Apple App Store, if Apple thinks it may duplicate current functionality or threaten anything Apple has planned. As a result, some of the most clever and ingenious apps written for jail broken iphones never make it into the general public's hands, or are severely crippled when they do.
This is a huge step toward an open platform on the iPhones elegant HW.
Here is iPhone Dev Team's video of the hack for all you geeks.
iPhone Linux Demonstration Video from planetbeing on Vimeo.
The short of the story is an app (Podcaster) written by a third party developer (Almerica) allows users to download and listen to podcasts on the iPhone in real time was rejected by Apple for App Store listing on the basis that it was guilty of "alleged duplication of iTunes functionality", which is prohibited and part of the the Apple Developer rules.
So where's the drama?
Here is the skinny:
"It's been rumoured that the phone has a 3.1-megapixel camera and a 4.6in display. Thanks to an earlier leak of less formal looking pictures, we already know the G1 has a slide out keyboard too. It's thought that the phone, which is manufactured by HTC, won't support stereo Bluetooth or have the capability to shoot video. Nonetheless, the official announcement will be made later this afternoon. So we'll bring you everything with T-Mobile's authentication signature on after that. "