With Google’s Android OS being open-source and all, it’s only a matter of time before Android-enthusiasts port the Linux-based OS to their favorite smartphones. The latest handset to get the Android-treatment is the Windows Mobile-powered HTC Touch, of all things.
The HTC Touch was manufactured as a Windows Mobile Professional smartphone, but xda-developers user dzo, has discovered a way to bring the Android OS to the HTC Touch platform. More specifically, the Android OS was ported to the CDMA variant of the HTC Touch, known as the HTC Vogue.
The video below shows Android running fairly well on the Touch. The Android build used for this little demonstration even sports a custom on-screen keyboard that the mainstream T-Mobile G1 lacks.
Putting Android on the HTC Touch is a fairly straight-forward process. First, you’ll need to ensure that your Touch handset is running on a MSM7X00 CPU and that your radio is updated to 3.42.50. Once you’ve verified the requirements, you’ll need to download the appropriate files and run a convenient executable file that will handle all the Android-porting for you.
And, when you’re done playing with Android on your HTC Touch/Vogue, a simple reboot will take you back to Windows Mobile.
Find the instructions here.