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Hands On: Android Running On An iPad With Alien Dalvik 2.0

Last week Android Open Handset Alliance member Myriad unveiled Alien Dalvik 2.0 that can port Android anywhere. Alien Dalvik runs is a virtualization tool for Android that runs in the cloud, meaning that Myriad can bring Android anywhere and everywhere.

When we wrote about Alien Dalvik 2.0 last week we promised to track them down and get a hands on video this week at CTIA Enterprise and Apps in San Diego. We are a couple days behind, but finally got a presentation of Android running on an iPad. Check it out below.

A couple of notes on the presentation – It was a last minute meeting so we had to use our Motorola Atrix for the video. There is a touch of a glare on the iPad but you can see the presentation just fine. Also, we are at a major wireless conference, so the network is a touch congested. That means that Dalvik is running a little slower making its connection to Myriad’s cloud than we would have liked.

Otherwise, it is an interesting demo. Oliver Bartholot, VP of business development at Myriad took us through the paces. He mentioned that, yes, Myriad had met with Research In Motion to run Android apps on the BlackBerry QNX platform but that RIM went in house with their Android solutions.

Bartholot said that Myriad is following up on its promise from Mobile World Congress in February to run Dalvik everywhere. The next step, as you can see in the presentation below is to go “big.” That means the connected home market, such as televisions. Expect announcements from Myriad coming around the time of CES 2012 in January.

Because Dalvik 2.0 is virtualization running through the cloud, it is perfect for the connected home market. Virtualization requires horsepower in the ways of CPU and GPU support, which TVs do not have. So, the heavy lifting is done in the cloud.

Myriad did not work with Apple in any way, shape or form on Alien Dalvik 2.0. Hence, it is not optimized to anything on the iPad. It runs a little slow (partly because of the network at the San Diego Convention Center) but it is definitely more than just a proof of concept at this point.

Check out the video and let us know your reactions in the comments.

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