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.