Alien Dalvik 2.0 brings Android apps to iOS

Alien Dalvik 2.0 brings Android apps to iOS
Dalvik is the virtual machine technology in that runs apps in Android, and Alien Dalvik is the tech developed by Myriad to allow Android apps to run on non-Android devices. Now, Myriad has announced Alien Dalvik 2.0 which is a huge step forward in Myriad's goal of creating a single standard for apps. 

According to Myriad, Alien Dalvik 2.0 will allow most Android apps to run "unmodified" on non-Android devices like iOS devices, but the tech could also be loaded on e-readers, TVs, and lots of other platforms. The aim is to create a single standard for apps so content can be run on many different devices and screens seamlessly. Myriad wants the system to be completely transparent and says that user could even play Angry Birds on a TV (although fairly soon that should be available through Google TV anyway.) 

The possibilities of this are pretty interesting, especially the idea that Android apps could run within iOS (we're assuming jailbroken iOS of course). Myriad will be showing off a demo of Android apps running on an iPad at CTIA next week, so we'll bring that to you when it's released.

source: Myriad via The Next Web

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15 Comments

1. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I dont have much hope for this preforming well with games but it does have the potential for great things. Though what I would really like to see is the reverse from iOS to android. On second thought this probably doesn't work with any apps that have native code from android which means it only works with simple apps.

5. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

I can see why you say this but having the capability to transfer android apps to iOS is huge for Android. Why would someone develop an app for iOS which only reaches around 4 devices. When they can now easily develop for Android and easily port there app to iOS. This is good for android, brings more developers to android.

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

kjayhawk. that doesnt make any sense. developers develop on iOS because they have one version of the app that is compatibile with every iOS device out there (unless its one of the new super graphical apps that needs the i4 or higher). Android apps have to go through a lot of compatibility issues that iOS apps dont. Its a fact of life difference between open platforms vs closed platforms. I would assume its easier to go from android to iOS because of apple's closed off nature. Getting apple code to run on an android phone is probably much much harder if not impossible because of it not being open source with its drivers. Android is 100% open source so all the info is out there.

10. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

Wait what? LOL I don't know why I freaking even posted a reply to that guys post!!! yeah remixfa I know what android is thanks though. Sorry bout that it didn't make any sense my bad. Wow huge misunderstanding.

9. KiwiKaKi_2 unregistered

can't bring ios apps to droid be cause objective c compiles to machine code. its easy to bring android apps to ios because it runs bytecode in a vm. once this vm can support all the apis in the dalvik vm on android, then the apps should pretty much work perfectly.

2. KKK unregistered

Not impressive . other way round should be great :)

6. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

That is just what I was going to say!

3. pandamaja unregistered

robodefense for all!

4. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Should've been the opposite, will I be able to run LauncherPro on my iPod Touch?

7. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

& lol your name is KKK

11. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I really don't care since most apps that I use are on both ore have something that is simular

12. Damonkeyman. unregistered

Why would you want this on your outdated little iphone 4s? We should get ios apps on adroid

14. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

things is, the iphone's software doesnt need soo much to run it efficiently. Yes the new iphone needed a bigger screen but i really cant complain about the internals of the phone.

13. saw7man unregistered

I would like that , so I can try bench marks on iphone and know his score :)

15. Dobro unregistered

Yes, good fun for all.

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