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Myriad's Alien Dalvik Allows Android Apps Run On Any Phone

David Gilbert


Android Apps On Any Phone WIth Myriad's Alien Dalvik

Are you the proud owner of a non-Android phone who yearns to sample the delights of the Android Market? Well yearn no longer.

Myriad Group AG, today announced the launch of Myriad Alien Dalvik, enabling Android apps to run on non-Android platforms. Building on the launch of Dalvik Turbo, Alien Dalvik marks Myriad’s latest Android innovation by enabling Android apps to operate on a much wider range of platforms and devices. As a result, operators, OEMs and application store owners can now easily access the Android ecosystem and deploy Android applications across multiple device operating systems, all without compromising performance.

Android apps for the most part will be able to run unmodified on any platform with Alien Davlik allowing application store owners to “quickly kick start Android application store services by simply repackaging Android Package (APK) files.” Alien Dalvik will be first displayed at Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona on a Nokia N900 and we will hopefully get our hands on it to see it in action.

However why wait until next week, just check out the video below to see Alien Dalvik running on the N900 and we have to say it looks pretty slick. One of the most interesting aspects of this announcement is that MeeGo will be the first platform to benefit instantly giving users access to over 100,000 applications with other platforms to be announced later in the year.

“The proliferation of Android has been staggering, but there is still room for growth. By extending Android to other platforms, we are opening up the market even further, creating new audiences and revenue opportunities,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO of Myriad Group.


February 8, 2011, 4:40 pm

After all the kickings that the media has given Nokia this is quite a major plus! If Meego is a solid platform with good first party apps (like the video editor and picture editors on Symbian) and the N9 gets the same amount of interest from developers that the N900 got when that came out, then supporting all Android apps with give MeeGo a massive boost when it hits the market, just hope Nokia are wise and give this a good amount of support

Chris Hamer

February 8, 2011, 5:13 pm

I dont reckon Google are going to allow them to connect to the android market otherwise it would lose them market share. It does not say how you get the apps in the article but assuming you can not get to the market or at least get the paid apps then you would have to download them off illegal sites etc which would be a pain.

David Gilbert

February 8, 2011, 5:42 pm

@Chris Hamer I spoke with a representative of Myriad and he explained that the sofware would be offered to OEMs, service providers and "store fronts" which basically means that end users won't have access to it and it will basically act as an emulator to allow OEMs etc to offer Android apps to MeeGo (and other) users. Not as exciting as we first thought.


February 8, 2011, 6:14 pm

@David Gilbert - Yeah thats what I had assumed, more of a tool for developers to make it easier for them to port apps to other operating systems, still pretty good tho as as long as it is well supported by the OS (i.e. Nokia push it for Meego and provide a good app store) then I can see it being very positive for Users


February 9, 2011, 3:06 pm

As the very happy owner of an N900, I hope that they do make this available in such a way as to allow the end-user to download it without having to wait for OEMs etc. Why should Google care provided they're still getting paid for the apps through the android market? After all, they give away android....

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