I haven’t seen much mainstream coverage of this move. We all know Google battled hard to do a non Oracle Java but seems that didn’t work out. Legally I always thought Google was wrong but of course I am not a fan of Oracle and the way they steward Java.
Read this about the latest on Oracle and Android.
If you thought overall Android performance sucks now, I think it does, it sure won’t get any better with issues like this : Google has of course its own Android UI framework. Swing will now sit on every Android phone, using up resources.
I don’t know if this is the final word on the subject or if Google has other ideas but I sure do appreciate Apple’s native stack designed from the ground up for mobile.
I won’t argue the point that Android is huge but this isn’t a good sign of where it is heading.
If anyone has some good opposing links or counters please chime in using the comments.
I was hoping Tim Bray had covered it but not yet.