Swiss software outfit Myriad has announced the launch of the Myriad Alien Dalvik which enables Android applications to run on ‘non-Android platforms’.
The firm claims that Alien Dalvik is completely transparent from a user perspective and enables the majority of Android applications to run without modification. Android applications may be simply installed from the Android Package files, they said.
"The proliferation of Android has been staggering, but there is still room for growth," said Myriad boss Simon Wilkinson.
"By extending Android to other platforms, we are opening up the market even further, creating new audiences and revenue opportunities."
The firm said that Alien Dalvik will be available later in the year on the MeeGo platform with other platform announcements to be made ‘in the coming months’.
If Alien Dalvik works half as well as claimed, it could come as a boost for upcoming MeeGo-platform devices by gaining access to the massive catalog of Androd applications already available.
Myriad are set to demonstrate Alien Dalvik on the Nokia N900 at the Mobile World Congress later this month. The produced a video demonstration of Alien Dalvik running on a Nokia N900 which you can see below: