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Windows 8 running Android Apps!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by JK2447, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. JK2447
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    Interesting story, apparently the use of AMD chips makes it possible to run Android apps on Windows 8 devices! Get in! :)

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    Android is basically Java, Dalvik is a process virtual machine. There is no reason in theory why it would not run on Windows, it does not need a special processor, just a port of certain parts of the JVM to the processor instruction set.

    Android already supports ARM, MIPS, Power Architecture, and x86.

    Its possible that apps could have some native parts that could make porting harder, but these again are likely to be written in C and C++ which are still fairly portable.
     
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    Nice one Dave I knew none of that. I think its a brilliant move to keep people interested. Android apps have come a long way IMHO although admittedly I've only used Android on my phone. I'd imagine it will boost the development world putting the finishing touches on all of these apps that need a tweak to work on a Microsoft OS.
     
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