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Old 04-13-2011, 01:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Default Re: Playbook WILL support Android Apps!

Originally Posted by MI_Jester View Post
QNX Neutrino RTOS is a modular OS. It shouldn't have an issue running the Dalvik VM (*gasp* Android is already a Virtual Machine) or similar Java VM on top of the Neutrino kernel.
No, Dalvik is only part of Android and in fact is very similar to running a Java virtual machine on top on a Windows PC, because there's a whole native code operating system underneath it.

It's this native code OS which will be running in an emulation environment, similar to running a Windows VM on a Linux computer where the Windows VM is Android and the Linux computer is the Playbook. There will be a big hit in overall Android performance compared to what you'd expect by running Android on Playbook-grade hardware natively.

That said you may not notice it for forms-style apps that have no real performance considerations.
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