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What is Dalvik, Anyway?

January 10th, 2011 Leave a comment 4 comments
What is Dalvik, Anyway?

If you have heard much about Google’s mobile operating system, Android, or have been following the recent Oracle lawsuit against Google, you have probably encountered the term “Dalvik”. If Android is “Java based”, what exactly is Dalvik and what does it do? To understand Dalvik, you must first understand that Android is not Java. Android being “Java based” is a great oversimplification that many in the media and tech news have used to avoid getting too deep into the details. However, Android has never claimed that it was 100% compatible with Java. Java syntax is used to… View full post »