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HTC TITAN and Sensation XL switch operating systems

The folks over at a Turkish mobile community have been having some fun as of late. Registered member Sinan Cırıklıel has uploaded two videos on YouTube that show both the HTC TITAN and HTC Sensation XL switching places - operating systems that is. Check the above video to witness the glorious Windows Phone booting up Android, it seems almost surreal and we're not entirely sure how he's managed to pull it off so don't shoot the messenger if this is turns out to be a hoax.

The next video is the HTC Sensation XL loading Windows Phone. Once booted, Cırıklıel walks us through all the apps installed, but there then seems to be an issue with the video as distortion takes place from then on. Hopefully he'll be able to re-upload a better quality version with a full run through of the Android smartphone running Windows, as well as tutorials on how he managed to pull the two hacks off.

Source: CTRLPDA (videos: TITAN / Sensation XL); thanks, esfane, for the tip!



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Ticomfreak says:

WOOOAH! Another WP Rom for Android devices :D and the Titan gets android (but really hope that you can dual boot)
Hope this means the sensation and the Titan both become the next HD2

jdep1 says:

Another? Other Android devices are running windows Phone operating system?

jessenic says:

If you ask me they've just switched the cases of those phones

IceDree says:

you probably right , since they are basically the same phone (except the Sensation XL have a 768MB RAM vs. The Titan's 512MB)

The case will probably fit without any major modifications (Especially with bolts are in the same locations) , I think the only problem is the antennas though , The Titan have an extra one on top

Sensation XL :

Titan :

WinFan1 says:

Putting that disgusting Os on my beautiful WP :(

andrewkim789 says:

Lol I was going to say that

WinFan1 says:

Just the idea!!!

Cyruss1989 says:

Would love to have the sensations specs ;)

WPMANatXDA says:

In this case, the Sensation XL benefits because it only has a single core processor and putting Windows Phone on that will make it more faster. :P

cubanaso says:

I think it's a hoax. It seems like they switched out the cases. If you notice on the titan video he keeps pressing next to the back sign where the home button on the sensation would be and in the sensation video there's little screws on both sides.

True, its a hoax. See the buttons not lighting up lol.

Luffy07 says:

If you're right (99% of chances of you being right), it means that the only excuse for Android to be so laggy on the "titan" just dissapeared, that's really sad... why people are ok to get such crappy experience is really beyond me...

He probably must have just swapped the internals of the phone since they are both identical.

CarlosTSG says:

Blasphemy, all I can say. though it might convert droid fans to windows phone if they see how fast WP boots up.

Munkeyphyst says:

Omg, I am soooo happy with my WP. Does it seriously take over a full minute to boot android? Pathetic...

NIST says:

All I kept thinking was, why?

expectafight says:

maybe it is a hoax, since there's metal shavings on the paper towel in the begining then again to do that and still have it look untouched with a unibody case is a pretty clean job. 
Maybe it's RDP...

lvalen91 says:

It could easily be the hardware swapped out.... I would expect something like this from DFT but seeing as they just had released HSPL a week ago and this person apparently has everything working... No

In the words of Supertroopers Chief Grady... "I'll believe it when me s**t turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbert!"

venetasoft says:

Next video shows a 4S booting Apollo, and an LG Optimus 7 with OS6 !!

Stupid slow ass android in a wp7 body phone switched the insides to do that

truffle1234 says:

Duel boot will not happen... And its just changing the casing of two phones..

irfanindian says:

Another hoax :P

sanetomore says:

Never changing Windows phone for that slow androd again

Would be surprised if this was real.  Anyone that has worked with phones and had to do hardware repair (like replacing Motorola Droid screens), this type of swap would be fairly easy to pull off.
Having a WP7 and Android and iPhone on my desk, the performance isn't surprising if you use them all daily.  However, if you only use one or the other, it is easy to forget the performance differences, and sadly that is about as good of performance as you get with Android.
The biggest daily 'argh' with Android is how unresponsive the screen feels even on the a quad core device. The response to touch is never instant, and if you have things 'trying' to run in the background, like Facebook, Twitter, etc a 'touch' can sometimes be 20 seconds or more. 
Sadly this is not limited to the launcher or any specific App, because the Dalvik code supplying the input queue events to the Apps is horrible at getting the message through.  So even if the App is blazing fast, the OS itself is usually slowing down the user input to Apps.
In a twisted way, it reminds me of the OS/2 days and how the single input queue would bring a preemptive multitasking OS to its knees.  The queue would get locked and then all that multitasking only benefited the background tasks.** Even today, some of the biggest changes from Vista to Windows7 is the UI response and granularity adjustments to make the OS respond faster to user interaction. This is important to users and not matter how much computing an OS is doing, if the UI feels laggy or unresponsive this is what PEOPLE notice.
**(The single input Queue is a major reason why OS/2 failed to compete with Windows NT and also failed to outperform Win 3.1, as even the 16bit Win3.1 had a multiple input queue.)

hellomiggy says:

The only thing I could think of when I saw the Sensation XL.