- 06-16-2011, 11:49 AM #2
1. Never going to happen. Windows Phone 7 is made for very specific hardware and because of the closed-source nature of the OS there would be no (easy) way to port it to unapproved devices.
2. Why would you want Windows Phone 7 on an Android device? Android IMO is far superior.
- 06-16-2011, 02:32 PM #3
- 06-16-2011, 02:40 PM #4
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Because I like to try different things.
Because I have been less than impressed with the factory setup on this phone. I am playing with launchers and swapping apps, but one thing keep nagging me about Android in general.
I feel like the entire phone is one giant walking advertisement.
I feel like every time I make a keystroke I am being data-mined by both Google and any/all third party apps that are installed, in addition to being innundated with advertisements on a majority of the apps.
This may not be the case at all; however, that is the current perception.
WP7 has been ported to other android devices, and upcoming Mango release has opened the doors further for hardware support.
That, and I like to tinker with things. Rooting is most likely my next step, but I shouldn't have to risk bricking my phone just to be satisfied with the OS.
- 06-16-2011, 11:17 PM #6
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- 06-16-2011, 11:27 PM #8
i would like to play with a wp7 for a while the games and stuff they show them playing in the commercals look very high detail so i wonder if they have some kind of dedicated gpu (things always look better in comercials though). I also want to see if they can really play xbox arcade games cuz if i could play the south park tower defense game on my phone my life would be complete.
- 06-16-2011, 11:30 PM #9
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- 06-17-2011, 05:03 AM #11
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- Stock Root, Phone and Tab
AdFree comes to mind. And while I do respect your opinion, I too think Android is superior. Even though I've never used a Windows Phone 7 device. I do think it would be neat if the O.S. could be ported to our phones though. I've been reading up on using Android on an x86 based PC. I have an old laptop i'd like to try it on. I've found a website all about it, been reading about it. Anybody else try anything like this?
- 06-17-2011, 06:58 AM #12
- 37 Posts
I remember back towards the end of my days toward the end of my days with the HTC touch(vogue), there was a successful port of android. I can understand the want to do something like that. Android is open source though, so it is quite possible to port that to other
unsupportedphones if someone has enough knowhow.
Windows to an
unsupportedAnything that Microsoft doesn't want you to use? phone? without the exact hardware, not even close, since no one can grab the source. In fact it might not even be possible with the exact hardware.
But, yeah there is an
applauncher for that, although not really the same thing.
- 06-17-2011, 07:48 AM #13