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'Alien Dalvik' Ports Android Apps to Non-Android Phones

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Feb 8, 2011, 8:07 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

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.




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Feb 8, 2011, 4:57 PM

Blackberry Playbook anyone...

This could be big for Rim and boost there market for apps. 😎
The only problem is RIM probably wouldn't allow anything like this to be available for their phones. I'm not sure if you can side-load on BB.

Feb 8, 2011, 12:06 PM

Now THAT is Market Fragmentation...

Not only do we now have 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.1, 2.3, 3.0...

but we also now have MeeGo, WebOS, BB, 7, iOS to worry about as an App Builder...

Awesome doesn't describe it.
at least if the coders pay attention.

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...

Feb 8, 2011, 10:49 AM

webOS needs this!

If we had a compatability layer for webOS, there would be no problem with being short on apps.
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