Eric Smith eric at brouhaha.com
Thu Jun 11 17:06:44 CDT 2009

Kirn Gill wrote:
> Android? Performance? What kind of performance do you expect to get
> out of something mostly written in Java?
I've been using (and developing for) Android, and I've found the UI 
performance to be comparable to most other phones.  The Android team put 
a lot of effort into making their Dalvik VM efficient, even though it is 
currently an interpreter without JIT.  (They might do JIT in a future 
software release.)

Obviously if you're trying to do nuclear weapons simulation you're not 
going to do it on Android, but for typical smart phone applications, 
it's fine.

It's possible to write native methods if you really need something to 
run faster, but it's not recommended since your app won't be portable to 
Android platforms that use a different processor architecture.


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