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Alien Dalvik 2.0 brings Android apps to iOS

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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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posted on 06 Oct 2011, 12:14

1. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 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.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 12:27

5. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 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.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 13:20

8. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 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.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 14:53

10. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 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.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 13:58

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.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 12:14 4

2. KKK (unregistered)

Not impressive . other way round should be great :)

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 12:50

6. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)

That is just what I was going to say!

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 12:20

3. pandamaja (unregistered)

robodefense for all!

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 12:21

4. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

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

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 12:50

7. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)

& lol your name is KKK

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 15:10

11. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

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

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 15:34 1

12. Damonkeyman. (unregistered)

Why would you want this on your outdated little iphone 4s?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

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 17:33

14. bucky (Posts: 3142; Member since: 30 Sep 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.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 16:43

13. saw7man (unregistered)

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

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 17:50

15. Dobro (unregistered)

Yes, good fun for all.

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