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Old 05-28-2011, 01:29 PM   #1
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Kindle Apps on an Amazon Tablet?

We know that any possible Amazon Android tablet will support Kindle ebooks. But I'm wondering what are the chances that Kindle games and apps will run on these new tablets? Sort of the way the Blackberry Playbook is supporting Android Apps.

I'm assuming that Kindle Apps are written in Java and being that Java is a "run anywhere" language, in theory they should work. However, I'm not that familiar with Android yet and don't really know how if this is even possible or not.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:15 PM   #2
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Java yes.
But it is no more vanilla java than android is.
https://kdk.amazon.com/gp/vendor/kin...t?id=200436000

It might run them, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
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I would think that they would allow them to be played on there. But, nobody can really say for certain.
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if by "Amazon apps" you mean kindle2/3 apps the answer is most likely no. Chances are Amazon chose the standard java virtual machine that comes with Linux. Android uses a different pico encrypted virtual machine. And since the rumours are around an android tablet i don't see them running two virtual machines, though it is possible.

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Interesting, so a java app won't necessarily run on different java virtual machines? That goes against what I've always read about java, but other than one java programming class in college, I'm not that familiar with it.
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Java is a different kind of interpreted language. Most interpreters interpret line by line java is more like a real program where the whole program is compile into an executable called pico code. The virtual machine then executes the compiled pico code, verses a line of code. So the virtual machine is acting more like a computer/operating system than an interpreter (kind of line the pc virtual machines we seen). It is because of this feature, IBM was able to create a JIT compiler that directly maps java pico code to native machine code.
The reason why most java runs the same everywhere is because everybody prior to Android used the same virtual machine layout. Android decided to go with a different binary layout known as the Dalvik virtual machine. They obviously said not care for compatibility issues because they whet providing different environment that traditional java.
For more info see the wiki Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalvik_(software)

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Thanks, that clears up my confusion.
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