Here’s how you can run Android on top of your iOS device

This is not a drill. You can now have the best of both worlds.

March 7, 2017

Android fans look away, we want to talk to the Apple fans for a bit. Apple fans, don’t you just hate those Android wannabes? Their manufacturers steal almost everything Apple already has and promotes it as if it’s something new. Having said that, they do have a better app store – most of which is free. And no matter how rich one is, one always loves a freebie, right?

Apple fans look away, we now want to talk to the Android fans for a bit. Android fans, don’t you just hate those iOS bandwagoners? Their so-called geniuses rip off features and functions your device has had for years and dare to call it innovation. Having said that, the Apple ecosystem is pretty great, isn’t it? Plus, it wouldn’t hurt to have a phone that looks as sleek as the iPhone. 

Whichever side of the fence you’re on, here’s something that’ll solve all your problems: Mesuit – a phone case from Chinese company, Jijia, that lets iPhone users run the Android OS on an iPhone. Don’t worry, this doesn’t involve formatting or rebooting your iPhone. That warranty is not going anywhere. 

How does it work?

It’s simple really, the Mesuit case – that connects to the iPhone via the Lightning port – houses a skinned version of Android version of Android Marshmallow. It needs the app to run the Android OS on an iPhone. 

But it’s not simply a single trick pony. The Mesuit also adds an external battery (either 1,700mAh or 2,500mAh) and an additional 16GB of storage space in the enclosure. The case also contains a second Nano SIM slot meant to allow ease of use with the Android OS. It’s essentially a phone without a screen.

The only catch is that the case is currently compatible with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Interestingly, the company has said that it is also working on a case for Android devices that would allow them to run iOS, which is due next year.

Mesuit is available in the UAE and is priced at AED 699.