February 8, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
A little-known member of the Open Handset Alliance has announced that it has discovered a way to juice-up Android’s performance 3-times as fast as current speeds. How? By replacing the standard Dalvik engine.
Myriad Group will debut Dalvik Turbo next week at Mobile World Congress. Turbo is said to allow “OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intesive tasks.”
Dalvik is the virtual machine that runs Java (the language used to create apps) on Android. Without getting too technical, it converts and simulates certain elements to make Android apps run. All you really need to know is that this new technology would optimize the virtualization process, which would make apps on the next generation of devices perform the best they ever have on Android. It will also provide better battery life and graphics according to Myriad.
The Myriad-created Dalvik Turbo replaces the standard version that ships with Android, and has been retooled to support “rapid integration” on devices. It supports processors from ARM, Intel Atom and MIPS Architectures. Myriad will debut Davlik Turbo at MWC stand AV86 from February 15-18.