[Vm-dev] iPhone security (Re: Squeak + Android and Dalvik!?)

Göran Krampe goran at krampe.se
Fri Oct 23 09:37:04 UTC 2009

Hi all!

Some interesting points:

On Android you can install an app just by clicking on it in the web 
browser and bam, it will install. AND it can contain native libraries in 
C or whatever BUT AFAICT it needs to "be" a Dalvik Java app around it.

For example, someone just published Quake wrapped in a very thin 
Java/Dalvik layer around Quake as a C lib working using OpenGL ES.

THUS... Android is MUCH more fun for Squeak. There is no central 
bottleneck like the App store.

Secondly, there are TONS of Android phones coming out the next few 
months. The one that most waits for is "The Droid" from Motorola 
(Motorola is going "all in" on Android):


They take iPhone head on :)

Note also that the Mono folks are all over Android now, the mono JIT 
seems to run fine, see below.

Finally, some links:


Note that Dan Bernstein (designer of Dalvik?) comments it below.

regards, Göran

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