Alien Dalvik to extend Android apps reach

Mobile software maker Myriad is preparing software that lets non-Android-based smartphones run apps designed for Google's mobile OS.

Alien Dalvik would let non-Google smartphones run Android apps. Google

Mobile software maker Myriad plans to launch software that lets non-Android-based smartphones run apps designed for Google's mobile operating system.

The software, known as Alien Dalvik, will allow non-Android OSes to run Android Package (APK) files with little modification, the company announced yesterday. "The proliferation of Android has been staggering, but there is still room for growth," Myriad CEO Simon Wilkinson said in a statement.

MeeGo will be the first OS to support Alien Dalvik--a relation of the Dalvik virtual machine that is included in stock Android software--and Myriad said it will announce further platform support in the coming months.

Read more of "Alien Dalvik brings Android apps to other platforms" at ZDNet UK.

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