Thursday, November 15, 2007

Google's Android

Google finally announced its plans for the mobile: Android is a complete and open software stack and SDK for mobile devices.

It is based on top of Linux and all applications will be written in Java language syntax. I say "Java language syntax" because ultimately the code will be converted to and run as Dalvik virtual machine bytecode (as opposed to Java bytecode) and is optimized for the ARM processor. The Android co-founder claims that this will allow applications to run up to 10 times faster.

Interestingly Android will not comply with J2ME but will instead be based in part on Apache Harmony which strives to be an open source implementation of J2SE.

It continues to amaze me how companies like Apple and Google are jumping into the mobile space and so quickly making such impacts.

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