I don’t think anyone would argue that at the moment the iOS is the best OS for a touchscreen device, period. The Android, while having some inarguable advantages like the openness of the platform and the absence of the extraodinary amount of control that Apple has over its product, still has quite a way to go to compare to the polished excellence of iOS. Still, even for the Android fans there is a way out if they’re the owners of an early iPhone – the OpeniBoot project, making it possible to run Google’s entry in the mobile OS space on the Jesus phone. But what if you’re one of those unlucky bunch, wishing for the miracle that is the iOS but stuck with a saintly Android phone? Apparently there is a way out!
Ok, we know that the Chinese are a crafty bunch; literaly days after the Gizmodo iPhone 4 leak you could get almost an exact replica of it in China. Now that the iPhone 4 has been available officially for a few months, the quality of the fakes was bound to get even better. But how much better I couldn’t have guessed until I saw this excellent video review of China’s latest grab at the cell phone market – the Air Phone No 4.
This miracle of modern technology addresses almost all complains about the original iPhone 4, including a plastic rim – hence no deathgrip issues – as well as support for two sim cards, replaceable batteries and support for flash cards.
Video and tech specs after the gap.