A mobile design studio gives iPhone users the ability to change operating systems

The battle between Androids and iPhones is never-ending, which is potentially why Nick Lee of Tendigi decided to try to bring the two together. He accomplished this feat by 3D printing a custom case that pairs up with an app he built. When the case is on the iPhone and the app is running at the same time, any user can access the functions of the Android on his or her phone.

Lee created everything from scratch, going through hoops and hurdles to finish the final product. The case itself is where the hardware is located and runs the operating system. This is possible because Nick Lee took advantage of the Android Open Source Project, which makes the operating system completely an open source. It allows inventors to play with different projects and ideas like this one. iPhone users can finally try the Android operating system without feeling too disloyal.

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