They did the same thing on a PSP a few years back.
Win 95 or better even 98Se is a perfect windows OS systems for Ultra mobile devices and mids. They have the processor and RAM requirements needed to run these OS'es.
The performance is just terrible on the IPhone.
Perhaps because Win95 is running as an app (or is softwarematic simulated) on the IPhone. I believe Win95 needed something like 300-400MB diskspace, 32MB Ram, a vesa compatible video card (you could also run it in monochrome), and a 386 processor to run.
[citation][nom]RicardoK[/nom]You can get Windows 3.11, 95 and 98 running on a Nokia N95 phone. Seems to be faster than the iPhone. http://www.n95br.com/en/windows-symbian/ (translated by google).So, running Windows on a phone isn't exactly news.[/citation]
That's because the n95 was a much better phone released earlier and for less money. However, nokia's marketing team has their heads shoved up their own asses and couldn't get it out there into public eye.
[citation][nom]techguy378[/nom]Hard to imagine that a phone as advanced as the iPhone 3G (original) is slower than my old Pentium 100MHz Packard Bell computer. It was painful enough running Windows 95 on that computer.[/citation]
I expect & hope all this will change within 2 years. There will be a Windows Mobile 7 using the same kernel as Windows 7. There will also be a mobile version of the Atom. So the two should come together. No emulation needed.
I personally hate the Atom, but an Atom in a phone sounds interesting.