Myriad Announces Alien Dalvik, Enables Android Apps on Other Platforms
Open-source development company Myriad is set to demonstrate their Alien Dalvik platform at Mobile World Congress (MWC), next week. The platform enables a majority of Android applications to run on non-Android phones.
Alien Dalvik is capable of running the majority of Android applications unmodified, requiring only repackaging of their Android Package (.apk) files. The application’s code does not need to be altered in any way, and the user sees no visible difference in their application from running it on a native Android device.
The virtual machine makes use of Myriad Dalvik Turbo, which results in no loss of performance compared to running the application in it’s native environment. Myriad expects Alien Dalvik to be commercially available later this year on the MeeGo platform. Support for other platforms will be announced in the next several months.
Myriad is a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), the organization behind Android. Having shipped over 3.7 billion software applications on more than 2.2 billion phones, it is well prepared to bring it’s solution to more platforms. Alien Dalvik will be demoed at MWC on a Nokia N900 running Maemo.