Android isn't a Java Platform - Say Hello to Dalvik
bilzinho at pacbell.net
Tue Nov 13 17:08:04 CET 2007
Dear OpenMoko Friends
See the following blog about the "neat tricks" that Google performed to
sidestep Sun Java licensing requirements.
The short of is
- Android code is written to a unique dialect of Java (super/subset)
that runs on Android's own Dalvik VM. It's not J2ME or any other Sun
profile and apparently not subject to Sun's licensing regimes
- In doing so, Google created a new platform, better technically
perhaps, but not a Java-based platform. This act by definition
increases fragmentation, whatever you may think of the ugly Java-based
status quo in the broader mobile market.
Your comments and reflections appreciated.
Bill Weinberg - Embedded and Open Source Analyst / Consultant
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