Feb 08 AT 12:09 PM Taylor Wimberly 34 Comments

Myriad’s Alien Dalvik brings Android apps to non-Android phones

Today Myriad Group announced the launch of Alien Dalvik, which is a virtual machine that allows Android apps to run on non-Android platforms. Myriad was one of the original members of the Open Handset Alliance, so they have been with Android since the early days and already shipped over 3.7 billion software applications on more than 2.2 billion phones.

Myriad’s solution enables the majority of Android apps to run unmodified on new devices. App store owners just need to simply repackage Android Package (APK) files.

“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.

Alien Dalvik will be demoed for the first time at next week’s Mobile World Congress on a Nokia N900. Myriad plans to release Alien Dalvik for the MeeGo platform later this year and additional platform support will be announced in the coming months.

Which current devices do you own that you would like to see Android apps on one day?

Source: Myriad Group

Taylor is the founder of Android and Me. He resides in Dallas and carries the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One as his daily devices. Ask him a question on Twitter or Google+ and he is likely to respond. | Ethics statement

    Most Tweeted This Week