OpenJDK on Android

Fernando Cassia fcassia at
Tue Nov 13 22:03:13 UTC 2012

On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 4:50 PM, LaMothe, Ryan R <Ryan.LaMothe at>wrote:

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

That is history. I´m not interested in history and history of corporations´
political decisions. I´m interested in knowing what technical hurdles are
there that prevent OpenJDK from running atop Android (if any). Let´s move

There are pretty good ARM ports of OpenJDK already, so what´s missing?.
What prevents someone from building "OpenJDK for Android/ARM" and offering
it for download so that those who want to run Java SE apps atop Android can
do it?.


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