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Five Common Myths About Linux and Android

Oct 23, 2008, 18:01 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Price)

"Myth #1 - Android Lets You Run Linux Software.

"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 Java."

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