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Uncanny Resembling iPhone Apps For Android
There are plenty of iPhone looking skins out there for Android. This is for the kind of people that love to show how their Android devices can easily be turned into iPhone looking hardware and flaunting about how the inverse cannot be done. Well, if you are among these people and love to get functionality and smoothness, you should check out what XDA member amitmiz while browsing through the MIUI forums. Apparently, the member came across a rom for the Desire and the Legend, which includes enough apps to make it look and feel like an iPhone 4 right after flashing. It seems that due to popular demand, the creator of the apps decided to release them as standalone apps with no dependencies on a specific framework. The end result is the ability to install these apps on any rom for any device. Pretty neat if you are into this.
The available apps include the launcher, calculator, weather, compass, and a few others which only seem to be available in the rom. One last thing, the whole thing is in Chinese, so if you can help with the translation to other languages, it would be much appreciated. Enjoy and leave your thoughts.
…it called Aedesgin ROM, it is actually iOS rom.. (only for HTC Legend and Desire)
However, the developer have released apps that dont need the rom’s framework so they can work on any phone..
You can find more information in the original thread.
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