"While Android's operating system is powered by Linux, all
applications run on a modified form of Java, called Dalvik.
"Dalvik is essentially a fine-tuned version of Java, which
Google made to avoid licensing fees. Dalvik is relatively identical
to a desktop version of Java. In the future, Google plans to extend
Dalvik with additional APIs that make it better for phones than
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