The news: An engineer just made the world’s first Android phone…with a Lightning port.
- Ken Pillonel, who also made the world’s first iPhone with USB-C, has now turned the tables and put Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector on a Samsung Galaxy A51 smartphone
- The modified Lighting connector allows the Android phone to be charged and even supports data transfer, too
Sam’s take: I think humanity was a mistake. All joking aside, this is a pretty impressive feat and Pillonel is obviously a wildly talented engineer that continues to entertain us all. Getting the phone to charge is one thing, but I’m even more impressed that he got data transfer to work. But while everyone wants an iPhone with USB-C, no one wants an Android with Lightning! This is incredible.