OpenJDK on Android

LaMothe, Ryan R Ryan.LaMothe at
Tue Nov 13 19:50:09 UTC 2012

Of even more interest, I think, is why Google chose to use Apache Harmony
instead of OpenJDK in the first placeŠ


Ryan LaMothe

On 11/13/12 9:21 AM, "Andrew Hughes" <gnu.andrew at> wrote:

>----- Original Message -----
>> Why isn´t there a OpenJDK for Android? Would it be too difficult to
>> port?.
>> License restrictions on the part of Google to include third party
>> runtimes?
>> In short, has anyone attempted to build a OpenJDK for Android? What
>> are the
>> technical hurdles, if any?
>> FC
>Lack of an ARM port?  Don't most Android devices run on ARM?
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