Google's Android uses its own virtual machine for Java

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From the IDG internet news feed: Google's Android mobile platform uses its own virtual machine for Java and not Sun's Java Micro Edition platform.  Google and Sun may Android's virtual machine is named Dalvik.  The article quoted Stefano Mazzocchi, a developer and board member at Apache Labs, who is quoted saying that Sun may not have seen this coming.

Seems to me like a strange speculation, because earlier this month, Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems, congratulated Google, Red Hat, and the Java Community after the announcement of Android.  In any case, all of this will be great for Java mobile developers.


"Google and Sun may butt heads over Android" - the IDG news article

Dalvik: how Google routed around Sun's IP-based licensing restrictions on Java ME

Congratulations from Jonathan Schwartz

Android project home page
Tags: Embedded Java

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