Sure, Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread isn’t officially available for most phones designed to run Android yet. But that doesn’t mean you can’t unofficially install it on a number of handsets — including the iPhone 3G. That’s exactly what Nick Pack has done, and he’s posted the video to prove it.

Using the same OpeniBoot method folks have been using for a while to load Android onto iPhones, Nick Pack now has a dual boot phone that can load either iOS or Android.

The OS seems kind of sluggish, which isn’t surprising since the iPhone 3G has a much slower processor than most recent Android (or iOS) devices — and since the operating system wasn’t really designed for the hardware. I wouldn’t be surprised to see hackers make some optimizations in the coming months, or figure out how to run Gingerbread on newer devices such as the iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4.

You can check out the video after the break.

via Redmond Pie

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...