If you have ever wanted the ability to run Android apps on your iPad, you are in luck.
The Myriad Group have managed to port the Dalvik virtual machine, which is a software layer in the Android OS responsible for launching applications, to the iPad. This support for the iPad will come in the form of Alien Dalvik 2.0, and will allow you to run android software smoothly and reliably. The Myriad Group explains:
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.
If you have have heard of Alien Dalvik or the name sounds familiar this is because Alien Dalvik is currently available on a number of other devices such such as tablets, e-books, TVs, automotive and even avionics.
Myriad will be showcasing Alien Dalvik 2.0 and its multi-screen strategy, demonstrating Android apps on Apple iPad for the first time at CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011 next week. We will keep you updated on the Alien Dalvik project for the iPad, so please stay tuned…