Is the Meizu M8 iPhone Clone Getting… Android?

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Do you want an iPhone but wish it ran Android instead of Apple's mobile OS? No? Well, too bad, because Meizu might be bringing Android to its M8 iPhone clone.

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Meizu has announced that the M8 is getting a UI update with its firmware 1.0 release, due in August. And apparently Meizu has gathered a team up "with the sole purpose of investigating the Android platform."

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Android on an iPhone clone? I guess stranger things have come out of China (and this probably isn't even coming out of China), but it just seems…unnatural. [MeizuMe via Engadget]

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I don't understand why people insist on cloning the iphone when there's plenty of fresh design ideas out there. I mean, can anyone imagine how sexy a perfect rectangle, no physical buttons, gloss black would be? you could have LED touch-sensitive buttons on the side and front, and nothing but a small mini USB connection on the bottom.