[FoRK] Fwd: Sandia Lab Fires Up 300, 000 Virtual Android Devices To Test Out Security

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Wed Oct 3 00:09:41 PDT 2012

On Tue Oct  2 21:32:32 2012, Stephen Williams wrote:
> This might be more efficient.
> http://bluestacks.com/bstks_mac.html
> Built on 'complex “LayerCake” technology'!!

BTW, this is Android x86.  That'll run all pure Dalvik (Java) apps, or 
those that also have x86 shared libraries.  Apps can easily be built 
for multiple platforms at once.

It also means that it runs full speed: no instruction set emulation of 
ARM.  The latter is tough because in a lot of ways, ARM has better 
instructions than X86, even if they don't execute as fast overall.

> The power of open source...  Funny in that it basically gives Android the cross-platform appeal that WebOS was going for.  And
> Microsoft covets.  Good luck with that.


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