Myriad Announces ‘Alien Dalvik’, Android Apps to Run on our Nokias

| February 8, 2011 | 57 Replies

Here’s something quite awesome if it works out as intended. Myriad Alien Dalvik apparently allows Non-Android phones to run Android Apps. I am not sure to what extent, but that makes a nice leveler if Nokia

phones suddenly had access to all those extra Android apps on top of the 30,000 on Ovi Store right now just with mostly Symbian apps. I’m not sure how well this would work given the fragmentation within Android itself that prevents complete distribution of all apps over all devices. Would this be for Qt enabled devices? Maemo/Symbian devices? BTW, the Nokia N900 pictured there is from Myriad – not us, SO that’s confirmation at least of Android Apps for Nokia.

Cheers to Adnan for the heads up.

Is this really a good thing?

UPDATE: Nice find by Vali – VIDEO Demo. Google Maps, Adobe Photoshop, Drop Box on N900 VIA SlashGear

Apps launched just like native apps; function just as it would on an Android device and thus is transparent to the end user.

Below is the Press Release:

Myriad Announces ‘Alien Dalvik’, Enables Android Apps to Run on Non-Android Phones

  • Alien Dalvik allows operators, OEMs and application store owners to create new revenue opportunities from Android ecosystem
  • To be demonstrated for the first time next week at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, Myriad Suite AV91

Myriad Group AG (SIX: MYRN), a global leader in mobile technology having shipped over 3.7 billion software applications on more than 2.2 billion phones, today announced the launch of Myriad Alien Dalvik, enabling Android apps to run on non-Android platforms. The launch opens up the Android experience to new audiences, generating new revenue opportunities for mobile operators, OEMs and app store owners.

Building on the launch of Dalvik Turbo, Alien Dalvik signifies 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.

Alien Dalvik enables the majority of Android applications to run unmodified, allowing application store owners to quickly kick start Android application store services by simply repackaging Android Package (APK) files.

From a user perspective, Alien Dalvik is completely transparent. Alien Dalvik applications appear as native and can be seamlessly installed on device without user disruption. All the user sees is that he now has access to a wider range of applications, thus encouraging a higher frequency of downloads and increased ARPU.

“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, Chief Executive Officer, Myriad Group.

From application components to complete device integration, Myriad provides best-in- class Android solutions. As a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), Myriad has been playing a key role in Android solutions since its early days. When partnering with Myriad for Android application development or porting, operators, OEMs and application store owners will benefit from Myriad’s rich heritage in Java technology and unique Android expertise.

Myriad Alien Dalvik will be commercially available later this year on the MeeGo platform. Other platform support will be announced in the coming months. Alien Dalvik will be demonstrated for the first time on the Nokia N900 at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 14th-17th at the Myriad hospitality suite located at The Avenue, Stand AV91.


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