Switching from your smartphone to your laptop to your netbook and back again can often seem disjointing: apps for one aren’t available or suitable for the other, etc..

But that could be all about to change…


The ‘Myriad Group’ today announced the launch of  ‘Alien Dalvik’ – a variant of the virtual machine used by Android, that will allow for Android apps to run ‘seamlessly’ and without any performance loss on non-Android platforms.

Maybe even Ubuntu.

“By extending Android to other platforms, we are opening up the market even further, creating new audiences and revenue opportunities,” said Myriad Group’s Chief Executive Officer Simon Wilkinson on the launch.

No tinkering needed

The majority of Android applications require no modification to work with the framwork and all applications running through the innovative model will appear native, causing no ‘disruption’ to the end user.

‘Myriad Alien Dalvik’ will be made available commercially later this year on the MeeGo platform, with support for further platforms due to be announced accordingly.

The ‘Alien Dalvik’ will be demonstrated next week at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, on a Nokia N900 (pictured above).

Thanks to Guus

Image Credit: Myriad Group AG

News Video Android