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Android moving to the OpenJDK: pros and Cons for Google


We are well aware about the Google’s next move to shift from Oracle to the OpeJDK apart from facilitating the new features. A move which was quite certain as a consequence of legal spat between Google and Oracle. As the company efficaciously bringing up the updates we hope to have much better operating system forthcoming. But the advantages for this move are yet to be discussed.

A common playground foe the developers

As mentioned the first and foremost reason for Google’s replacement of the Java application programming interfaces (APIs) in Android with the OpenJDK is to provide a general common code to the developers for building the apps and services. For now, Android supports the development of apps in the Java programming language via JavaAPI libraries which are divided into two parts such as :

  • APIs libraries
  • The implementation code for the libraries to function provided by Google

OpenJDK refers to a common platform for the app developers. Moreover, this is going to facilitate the code on which the apps are built since it possesses a single common codebase for the java Libraries unlike the multiple codebases. Though it is one of the reasons of Google’s shit but the question still remains that if it was so why Google didn’t make the shift years ago as this is the OpenJDK based software behind the boost of Apple’s software for making the OS X applications. And that is why Google lie behind the Apple regarding fluidity and efficiency.

Google has reported that Google has decided to go for the innovation because of the introduction of new language features such as lambdas. With these new features Google seek to provide more resources into the OpenJDK where the crew can make much regarding new features as well as innovations. It will resul in the smooth performance of the apps as compared with those running on the previous software updates. As far as the developing business apps is concerned this common code is a mainstay for Google broadening its bridge for Android platform.

Google made a step towards business segment with OpenJDK

Though Android is the world famous platform it hasn’t made its way to fulfil the requirements users intending to use the operating for their work- related activities. This is the point where Apple’s OS and Microsoft’s Windows are on the boom though chrome is popular among the students as the devices running these are much affordable as compared with the other notebooks. With OpenJDK, developers will be free in developing Android and Chrome OS applications and this will lead to the flexible office applications reviving the products of Apple and Microsoft.

Now the tablets such as Pixel C will prevail over the employees as the match of raw horsepower and flexible work-related apps seems to be quite adorable. It is quite early to make the statement because Android Marshmallow is yet to be adopted by millions of devices. Whilst Google I/O, we will keep on hearing regarding the Android N and the OpenJDK, from which developers will be benefiting to streamline the app development process.

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