Feb 09 AT 2:13 PM Ian Wheat 4 Comments

Dalvik Turbo – Panacea for Android App Performance?


The Dalvik Virtual Machine is a small, lightweight VM that allows your Java based applications to interface with the Android OS and hardware without overloading that set of slightly more limited hardware.

Myriad Group is now talking up their new Dalvik replacement, Dalvik Turbo. They are reporting a performance increase of “up to three times faster” and apparently reduced battery drain. It will work on all the major mobile platforms–ARM, MIPS, and Atom.

Look for more information on Dalvik Turbo during MWC, the Mobile World Congress.

Via: Unwired View

Source: Myriad Group

As a long time fanatic for open source software and operating systems, Ian Wheat naturally fell for the little green Android. They live together quite happily, with Ian's wife, in Roanoke, TX, and spend many hours together writing about technology, watching funny television shows, and killing zombies in Left4Dead2.

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  • http://Website Jim

    Sweet.. need more speeed

    • http://BabbleDroid.BlogSpot.com Ian Wheat

      If either Google or the OEMs adopt this new Dalvik Turbo over the standard Dalvik VM then we can expect to see some amazing results with things like Sense UI, which usually slows phones down significantly.

      Otherwise it’s vanilla and AOSP for me to keep the speed up!

  • http://Website Lior David

    I wonder what version of Android they compared against to get the x3 performance increase. Before android 2.1 the dalvik VM did not have an optimizing compiler so it runs quite slowly, but I think google added a compiler in Android 2.1 which can also have similar speed-ups. So if they get this performance boost against Android 2.1 then their product is quite amazing, but if they get it against Android 1.5 than probably they will have similar performance compared to Android 2.1…

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