Originally Posted by MI_Jester
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.