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I see allot of stuff regarding getting an android theme but what I want is to change the iPhone OS to the latest android OS. Is there any way to do this?
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There is , but is very buggy. Besides, it requires you to complie ICS yourself:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/196595/how_to_install_android_on_your_iphone.html


The instructions are for Gingerbread, but if you download the ICS sources, it is pretty much the same.

If there aren`t drivers for the iPhone hardware you want, you either have to write it yourself or wait until someone does it.

I advice you, ` though: if you want an Android phone, buy an android hardware.
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Simonet, Thank you!

Is there any inexpensive Android hardware capable of running Ice Cream Sandwich efficiently?
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It depends on what you call inexpensive.

Most phones than can run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) fairly well will do just as well (or slightly better) with ICS, so that is a metric you can start with.
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I'm trying to nail down what a good phone to start with might be. Is it realistic to think that I can get a good Android phone for under $50 that will run ICS?
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Hardly. For $50 (considering a used phone, purchsed w/o a plan) you will not get a phone capable of running ICS or even gingerbread.

However, depending on the operator, if you're buying a phone with a plan, they will give you a huge discount on the phone (depeding on the plan), so for $50 you might actually get a pretty good device.

Consider anything with a single-core CPU > 800MHz and at least 512Mb of RAM capable of running ICS with an acceptable performance. Lower specs devices will also run ICS, but the experience might be a bit frustrating.

Most high-end phones with a 1.2GHz Dual Core CPU and 1Gb of RAM.
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Thank you sir!
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