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Myriad's Alien Dalvik 2.0 brings Android apps to the iPad

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Myriad is a Swiss company known for, amongst other things, Dalvik Turbo (a souped-up version of the Dalvik virtual machine that Android uses to run apps) and Alien Dalvik, which lets Android apps run on non-Android devices. Earlier this year we saw Alien on a Maemo device, but its the newly announced version 2.0 -- which brings support to the iPad -- that is going to make some heads turn.

Myriad has big plans for its software, hoping that it will someday transform Android into the app standard that "allows app store owners and publishers to quickly transcend multiple platforms and screens, leveraging existing software and middleware, all without compromising performance." In other words, you'll be able to build your app once and then port to most every existing device, including TVs, tablets, and phones. That sounds pretty good to us! We can't wait to check it out for ourselves at CTIA 2011 next week.