Love the HTC HD2 hardware but hate Windows Mobile? A full port of Android for the smartphone isn’t quite ready yet, but the gang over at xda-developers are certainly one step closer to it. They’ve managed to get Linux to boot on the smartphone, and to load – and play – a 720p HD video from the command line. Currently they’re not having much luck with a GUI, but the hack paves the way for a full install of Android on the 4.3-inch Snapdragon-based device.
Standing in the way is the not-so-small matter of drivers, which will be required for everything from the phone functionality through camera, GPS, Bluetooth, graphics and more. Still, considering the only 4.3-inch Android device on the horizon is the HTC EVO 4G, and that will come with a significant surcharge given its WiMAX connectivity, we reckon there’ll be quite a few HD2 owners keen to dual-boot between Windows Mobile and Android.
[via Android Community]