Every now and then we’ll come across a Shanzai device that proves interesting enough to write about and today the Gooapple 3G is that one device. At first glance, the phone looks just like an iPhone 4, with measurements and even the width of the phone copied down to a T. It even has a thickness of 9.3mm and fits most cases made for the iPhone 4! If that’s not a good copy, then I don’t know what is.
Now here’s the interesting part – it runs Android 2.2 Froyo that’s skinned to look just like iOS. Everything including the home screen, keyboard, lock screen, dialer, message app and more looks just like iOS! And you get the benefits of the Android OS i.e. the notifications bar. One of the most convincing iOS imitators I’ve ever seen on an Android phone.
The phone is even missing the back and menu button at the bottom of the device. No word on how it’ll run third party apps or if it even has the ability to download apps from the Android Market, but judging by the video demonstration – it looks pretty impressive. Check it out and let us know what you think of the phone. Would you buy a device like the Gooapple?