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Nokia N9 To Support Android Apps

Developer Steve Troughton-Smith reminded via Twitter that the N9 will ship with Alien Dalvik, which means you’ll be able to run Android apps on the N9 and Alien Dalvik software system runs Android apps on non-Android devices which will also be available to run on MeeGo later this year……….

 

A high-performance Android emulator known as Alien Dalvik will be developed for MeeGo sometime later this year and this will enable Nokia N9 and other MeeGo mobile users to run non-ported, unmodified Android applications. All Android app developers will have to do is to repack the .apk installer. Made by Myriad, the Alien Dalvik emulator is different from other such software in that it is designed to take full advantage of the hardware, and therefore performance is not expected to be an issue. Any further, more complex features can be integrated using the Android SDK that Myriad provides. The standard Android hardware keys – options, home, search and back – will be emulated as touch buttons in the interface. A spokesperson for Myriad said that the experience of running Android apps on a MeeGo device is seamless and should run as well as the native software. Nokia has announce a developer handset for MeeGo, Nokia N950, which sports a hardware QWERTY keypad and much the same specs as the N9, except for the use of a TFT screen instead of an AMOLED display. In essence, this makes two MeeGo phones though for right now Nokia hasn’t provided a release date for the developer device.

 

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