OpenJDK on Android

Fernando Cassia fcassia at
Wed Nov 14 11:51:24 UTC 2012

On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 7:57 AM, Mario Torre <neugens.limasoftware at
> wrote:

> To be honest, the likely reason nobody tried those things *for real* is
> that I don't think it really makes much sense to run desktop applications
> on such small devices (even if they are actually capable of doing so).

Android only on phones? Two years ago perhaps.
Today, Android is increasingly on large-screen TVs...

If you ask me, the right way to disrupt Google´s disruption of the Java
ecosystem (pardon the redundancy) is to build the whole Android APIs atop
the JVM...

I wish this project had more momentum...


IcedRobot is an attempt to bring the Android API on Linux Desktop.
2. Avoid Dalvik and Harmony as much as possible and put the Android stack
on top of the OpenJDK class library, and run the whole thing in Hotspot
(this is cool, ins’t it?).

But wtf do I know. ;-)


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