Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 can dual-boot with Windows Mobile, Android 2.0.1

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 can dual-boot with Windows Mobile, Android 2.0.1

Summary: In case you're curious as to what other operating systems you could run on your smartphone, there are a bunch of developers with some free time on their hands trying crazy things out. For instance, did you know that a Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, originally supposed to run on Windows Mobile, can also boot up using Android 2.0.1?

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In case you're curious as to what other operating systems you could run on your smartphone, there are a bunch of developers with some free time on their hands trying crazy things out.

For instance, did you know that a Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, originally supposed to run on Windows Mobile, can also boot up using Android 2.0.1? (Image and video after the break.)

Maybe the guys over at xda-developers are just really excited about the upcoming Sony Ericsson Xperia 10 - which is supposed to run Android OS - and can't contain themselves until the release. Well, as you'll see in the photo and video below, they've hacked into Xperia 1 with a bit of their own customization.

Given that almost everything works (except some important stuff like Bluetooth, the built-in camera, GPS and LCD auto-brightness), it seems like a cool experiment - but something you probably shouldn't try at home. Unless you're prepared to buy yourself a new smartphone in case something goes haywire.

For now, I suggest just watching their YouTube video, which is entertaining in a very geeky way.

[Image via Android Community]

Topics: Hardware, Mobile OS, Mobility, Operating Systems, Smartphones, Software, Windows

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