Why do people talk so much nowadays about Android and almost nothing about Java ME?
Michael Hari wrote:Yep, its called Dalvik. So when you build your application (or .apk) what's actually happening is your Java code gets transformed to Java class files (Java's bytecode) and then another utility called dx in the Android SDK will transform the Java class files to .dex files which are packed into a .apk (*.class -> .jar, *.dex -> .apk). And those .dex files with Google's own bytecode run on the Dalvik VM.
...and thats why Java is suing Google.
Another advantage - to me, anyway - of Android is that it's designed to make the apps interact to form a unified whole so that for, example, the "search" button can look in a multitude of places such as address books, application databases, and other such repositories without compromising application security or requiring detailed internal knowledge of all the apps and/or their datastores. This was one of the things I really likes about the Palm and hated losing when I got a WinCE phone.