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iPads may soon run Android apps

October 8, 2011  |  iPad News  |  Share

Run Android apps on iPad

Did you even want to run a really cool Android app on your iPad just because one of your friends has it on his Android tablet or smart phone? Well, if you did, your dream is coming true now. People have started porting the Dalvik virtual machine on to a lot of other platforms like the BlackBerry, HP’s WebOS, and finally, Apple’s iOS. So, the day is not far away when you can install Gmail and Google’s music app on your iPad, which is obviously awesome.

Alien Dalvik is the virtual machine which is said to do the magic. The developers say that they are implementing an layer of Alien Dalvik virtual machine between the Android app and the iOS architecture. Though there will be some bugs for sure, this middle layer implementation of the Alien Dalvik virtual machine will try to minimize the number of bugs there could be.

“From a user perspective, Alien Dalvik 2.0 is completely transparent and installed without user disruption. Users simply enjoy the same rich Android ecosystem they have become accustomed to via mobile on other key screens, such as playing Angry Birds on HDTV. This all while gaining faster access to a wider range of apps, thus encouraging a higher frequency of downloads and increased ARPU.”

But to be frank, have you ever wanted to port an app from Android to iOS, or have you been completely satisfied with the many thousands of apps available for the iOS platform? Even if you wanted to get an app from the Android Market on to your iPad, which app would it be?

Many people say that they would never want an Android app on their iPad, but if that were to be true, why would anyone spend so much of productive time on porting the apps to the iOS platform. What do you think?

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