Putting Android Apps on Non-Android Phones

The intriguing idea of running Google Android applications on non-Android phones is about to become a reality, courtesy of Myriad, a Zürich-based mobile applications software company. At next week's Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, the company will demonstrate its Alien Dalvik virtual machine solution, which enables phones running other mobile operating systems to use Android software. The approach could be useful to consumers who own devices for which applications are limited, as well as help Android developers and carriers widen their audiences and boost revenues.

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