Google trades for next Android version Java APIs for OpenJDK

Dec

31

2015

For the next version of Android will replace Google the Java APIs in Android variants based on OpenJDK, the open source version of Oracle’s Java. The move would make it easier for developers, but there would be also a legal reason to switch.

Google says opposite VentureBeat that the reason is now about steps the release of Java 8. Google wants more control over the features and functions in Java and contributions to OpenJDK offer would be that opportunity. In addition, developers of the transposition of the APIs to OpenJDK operate from a single code base, so development should be easier.

In addition, the site speculates about a legal reason. Google has for years been a legal battle with Oracle, which has become after the acquisition of Sun Java administrator. Oracle believes that Google makes unauthorized use of the APIs, and Google claims that can not protect its APIs.

The conversion came up when a submitter on Hacker News a commit in the source code of Android discovered. Google confirms that it will convert the APIs in the next version of Android, which is now known as Android N. The current version is Android 6.0 Marshmallow. For end users, the conversion will probably have no effect.

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