'Alien Dalvik' Ports Android Apps to Non-Android Phones
Myriad Group today announced the availability of Alien Dalvik, new software that allows non-Android phones to download, install and use Android applications. Myriad says that Alien Dalvik runs transparently, and lets Android applications run unmodified in the handset's the native operating system. Myriad believes Alien Dalvik will help expand the opportunity for Android developers to reach a wider audience and also help network operators offer a wider range of application options to their subscribers. Alien Dalvik will first be available to Nokia's MeeGo platform, and support for other platforms will be announced in the coming months.
Android Apps Headed to Google's Chromebooks
Google today said its Chrome operating system will soon have access to the Google Play Store and the Android apps therein. ChromeOS will support all Android phone and tablet apps, including games, productivity apps, and social networking.
Google Reveals Android "L" Features
Google today talked about some of the new features that will eventually appear in the L release of Android later this year. Google has re-envisioned the lock screen to incorporate more of the notifications, as well as the ability to automatically unlock the device when a trusted wearable is nearby.
Turing Says Sailfish Phone to Include Google Play Store
Turing today said the Turing Phone will allow owners to access the Play Store and standard Android apps, even though the phone runs Sailfish OS. "Turing Phone supports Google Play Store and Android apps via the Alien Dalvik engine running on the Sailfish OS 2.0," said Turing to Phonescoop in an email.
Google Names Android 5.0 Lollipop
Google today said the next version of Android, which it has so far referred to only as Release L, will be called Android 5.0 Lollipop. Google previewed Lollipop earlier this year and has offered it in beta form to developers for several months.
Blackberry Playbook anyone...
Now THAT is Market Fragmentation...
but we also now have MeeGo, WebOS, BB, 7, iOS to worry about as an App Builder...
Awesome doesn't describe it.
Dalvik is a complete virtual machine, which means it doesn't matter what hardware or software you're running on. The app itself will resize when you run it the first time you run it and Android allows you to m...
webOS needs this!