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Android on iPhone

March 6, 2020.

Project Sandcastle.

Project Sandcastle. © Corellium.

Corellium is a company that supplies an iOS simulator which is especially used by security researchers. It is in trouble with Apple, which accuses it of copyright infringement. But that hasn’t stopped Corellium from persevering and presenting a new project, Sandcastle, which will run Android on an iPhone. A first build, compatible with the iPhone 7, is already available. However, there are some limitations, such as the inability to use the camera or to download apps from the Play Store. When you restart the device, you find your iOS intact again; it’s a sort of ephemeral virtualization. Sandcastle intends to eventually offer a build for all iPhones, from the 6 to the 11 Pro.

Ars Technica, Ron Amadeo, “‘Project Sandcastle’ brings Android to the iPhone.”