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Google and Sun May Butt Heads Over Android

Nov 17, 2007, 20:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nancy Gohring)

"Google Inc. could be heading for a showdown with Sun Microsystems Inc. over the way Android, Google's new mobile phone software platform, handles Java.

"Instead of using the standards-based Java Micro Edition (JME) as an engine to run Java applications, Google wrote its own virtual machine for Android, calling it Dalvik. There are technical advantages and disadvantages to using Dalvik, developers said, but technology may not have been the driver for Google..."

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