Last week we reported that Research In Motion’s plan to use Dalvik virtual machine (VM) to enable Android apps enable Android apps to run on its Playbook tablet
Now, Myriad Group has taken a leaf out of this idea by creating an app that will make it possible to run Android applications on any operating system. Myriad Group, a mobile technology company, has announced Myriad Alien Dalvik, which enables Android apps to run on non-Android platforms.
Alien Dalvik applications can be installed on devices running on operating systems such as Nokia’s MeeGo and Symbian or Apple’s iOS. It will appear as a native or basic application, and all that the user will observe is a wider range of applications, contributed by the Android App Store.
The app will enable operators, OEMs and application store owners to access the Android ecosystem and deploy Android apps across various device operating systems, without compromising performance.
“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, the chief executive officer of Myriad Group.
Myriad Alien Dalvik will be commercially available later this year on MeeGo. Support for other platforms will be announced in the coming months. Alien Dalvik will be demonstrated for the first time on Nokia N900 at this year’s Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, which will be held from February 14 to 17.