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Java and Linux on the Android - Almost the Perfect Match?

Nov 13, 2008, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Carl P. Villanueva)

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"Ah, but before all you java-linux fans start jumping up and down like I almost did, read on... as I also did. Well, here's what I discovered: while the apps will be written in Java, they won't be running as Java bytecodes. Rather, they'll be compiled into what are known as Dalvik bytecodes. They also won't be executed on a standard Java Virtual Machine. Rather,they will be running over the Dalvik virtual machine, a specialized VM designed specially for mobile devices."

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