No JavaFX for iOS, Android or WP - why not?

John C. Turnbull ozemale at
Mon Oct 8 23:24:45 PDT 2012

I didn't have the pleasure of being at JavaOne but in a blog by Lucas
Jellema (and retweeted by Nicolas Lorain) the following is stated:


"JavaFX is no longer intended for use on SmartPhones. The iPhone, Android
and Windows Mobile phones are provided by the respective platforms, there is
no room there for JavaFX. JavaFX is targeted at the desktop to replace Swing
and at smaller devices that run embedded Java."


This is extremely disappointing especially after having seen demos of JavaFX
running on iOS and Android devices.


Can someone explain why this decision has been made?





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