Alien Dalvik 2.0 Looks to Create Cross-Platform App Standard
Myriad Group today announced Alien Dalvik 2.0, a generational jump in the Dalvik software that will do things such as allow applications written for Google's Android platform to run on Apple's iOS devices, computers, e-readers, and HDTVs. Alien Dalvik 2.0 allows most Android applications to run using the standard Android Package (.apk) file unmodified, which lets app stores and developers push the apps to multiple platforms. It will able to use existing systems without introducing performance issues. Alien Dalvik 2.0 also allows developers to write one application that can be used across platforms, devices, and operators. Myriad Group explains that Alien Dalvik 2.0 is transparent to end users, who are able to run the apps that they want without compatibility problems. Myriad Group will be demonstrating the technology at the upcoming CTIA Wireless trade show.
Google Brings Standalone Apps to Android Wear 1.0 Hardware
Google this week updated some of its Play Store policies that will improve the availability of apps for older Android-based smartwatches. Specifically, Google has made multi-APK apps available to Android Wear 1.0 devices.
Developers Can (Finally) Create Instant Apps
Google today made its instant apps tool available to all developers. Google first announced instant apps at its I/O developer conference in 2016.
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.
Windows 10 to Run Android and iOS Apps
Microsoft today said Windows 10 devices will be able to run Android applications. According to Microsoft, developers will be able to reuse Java and C++ code to run Android apps in an Android subsystem on Windows 10 devices.
Would apple ever allow it?