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#1 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 23:25

With all the hype on the latest flagship mobile devices coming from all the major players, I was wondering...

(I got the idea after reading/posting in this thread...

http://www.neowin.ne...#entry595887325 )

 

Is it possible, or has anyone who knows how to do this, tried installing Windows OS on let's say, the Latest Samsung Galaxy

Or IOS on a Nokia, or even Android on an Iphone

Hell any of the possible combinations...?

 

I'm not trying to start a war, just wondering if it was indeed possible..?

I got thinking, as Windows Phone on a quad core device would be so fast it would make the mind boggle (or even IOS, for that matter)

... And so on.

 

Please take a minute to post a thoughtful response, I'm just curious as to what the possibilities could be, and am aware of the fact that these Phone OS's are heavily protected by their Manufacturers.




#2 Garnet H.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 23:40

With all the hype on the latest flagship mobile devices coming from all the major players, I was wondering...

(I got the idea after reading/posting in this thread...

http://www.neowin.ne...#entry595887325 )

 

Is it possible, or has anyone who knows how to do this, tried installing Windows OS on let's say, the Latest Samsung Galaxy

Or IOS on a Nokia, or even Android on an Iphone

Hell any of the possible combinations...?

 

I'm not trying to start a war, just wondering if it was indeed possible..?

I got thinking, as Windows Phone on a quad core device would be so fast it would make the mind boggle (or even IOS, for that matter)

... And so on.

 

Please take a minute to post a thoughtful response, I'm just curious as to what the possibilities could be, and am aware of the fact that these Phone OS's are heavily protected by their Manufacturers.

 

I'm far from an expert on the fundamental usage of low level hardware, but to the best of my knowledge there are some problems.

 

First of all, anything is possible; it's all just software talking to hardware in the end. The difficult part is translating all of those ARM and x86 calls to the different architectures, and driver compatibility of the internal hardware. Getting an ARM OS' to run on x86 and vice versa would be for all intents and purposes, stupid impractical.

 

Now, having said that there has been some progress on emulating ARM calls on an x86 processor, if I remember correctly it was far from worthy of use and would likely be incredibly slow. It'd be of more use to just re-develop the OS from the ground up with a specific architecture in mind.

 

This is also ignoring on the obvious licenses and legalities of even attempting to do this.



#3 OP Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 23:47

I'm far from an expert on the fundamental usage of low level hardware, but to the best of my knowledge there are some problems.

I'm curious, I specified the flagship devices, (I may be reading more into this line than intended)



#4 Garnet H.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 00:36

I'm curious, I specified the flagship devices, (I may be reading more into this line than intended)

 

Each of those devices (and their OS') have to communicate with their respective internal hardware, at the lowest level this poses some serious problems.



#5 OP Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 00:37

Each of those devices (and their OS') have to communicate with their respective internal hardware, at the lowest level this poses some serious problems.

I had a feeling I might have misunderstood :)