If you’re a mobile user torn between using Android and iOS, you can now have the best of both worlds, thanks to a new case developed by a Chinese company that allows Android and iOS to run simultaneously on the iPhone.
This isn’t the first attempt to make the iPhone run on Android. Just last month, Tendigi developer Nick Lee built a custom case with an enclosed circuit board running an adapted version of Android Marshmallow, along with a custom-built app that allowed users to boot the iPhone in Android.
But Lee had no plans to commercialize his homebuilt case, while Chinese player Haimawan, which works with OS virtualization, is offering its new case, MESUIT, for sale exclusively in China. Similar to Lee’s case, MESUIT allows a proprietary Android-based operating system, Mesuit OS 1.0, to run as an app within iOS on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus as well as the older 6 and 6 Plus.
The MESUIT case comes with a 1,700mAh external battery for the iPhone 6 and 6S and a 2,500mAh one for the 6 Plus and 6S Plus, along with 16GB of storage. It also holds a second Nano SIM slot compatible with Android use, but lacks an SD card, HDMI or full-size USB ports which were available in Lee’s rendition.
Haimawan is offering the MESUIT case on its subsidiary Jijia’s website for ¥999.00 (about $150) for the iPhone 6 and 6S, and ¥1099.00 (about $165) for the iPhone 6 Plus and 6S Plus. Right now, Haimawan hasn’t said anything about making its MESUIT case available outside of China, but claims to be developing a case to allow iOS to run on Android devices that could be unveiled next year.
Well, let’s hope this brings peace between Android and iOS users and finally puts an end to the iPhone vs. Android debate. Would you use the MESUIT case to run Android on your iPhone? And would you want an Android case that let you run iOS? How long do you think it’ll take before this type of case is available for the new iPhone? Let us know your views in the comments below!