Android isn't a Java Platform - Say Hello to Dalvik

Brad Midgley bmidgley at
Tue Nov 13 17:29:04 CET 2007

hey friend

MS got in trouble with Sun for doing something a little bit similar,
but they had a licensing agreement in place that put MS in hot water.

I wonder if on a technical level it rules out cool stuff like jruby...

> > - 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


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