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Larry Ellison at JavaOne: we'll build Android netbooks and phones to run Java

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  1. ari-free

    ari-free Android Expert
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    Larry Ellison at JavaOne: we'll build Android netbooks and phones to run Java - 03/06/2009 - Computer Weekly

    Oracle chief Larry Ellison confirmed his company's long-term commitment to Java at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.
    Sharing the stage with Sun chief executive officer, Scott McNealy, Ellison said, "Oracle's middleware strategy is based 100% on Java. It is open and it allows us to extend the platform. Our Fusion applications are built entirely on Java and we will have the first ever CRM and ERP products built on a standard [Java] platform."
    With its planned acquisition of Sun and the purchase of BEA in 2007, Ellison said Oracle had invested more in Java than any other company and would "continue to invest in Java".

    In particular, Ellison believed that JavaFX, the Java programming framework for building rich Internet applications, will revolutionise Oracle's software. "All of our products apart from the database are Java-based. We are looking forward to seeing libraries coming out of OpenOffice that use JavaFX - going to JavaFX will allow us to build fantastic user interfaces."
    Ellison hinted that Oracle is considering developing netbooks and mobile phones that run Java applications, using Google's Android operating system.
    He said, "I have been reading a lot about devices based on Java that use [Google] Android. Netbooks will be based on Android. I do not see any reason why devices like telephones and netbooks can't come from Oracle. These devices will fundamentally be based on Java."
    During his keynote, McNealy suggested that Ellison convince Apple CEO Steve Jobs to put Java on the iPhone.

  2. KW802

    KW802 Lurker

    That article is from last year. Oracle is currently suing Google over their implementation of Java with Android.
  3. ari-free

    ari-free Android Expert
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    yup. Oracle had no problem with Android before, it was open source all this time and NOW they have a problem?
  4. mrspeedmaster

    mrspeedmaster Android Expert

    A few things. This was before the acquistion of Sun was finalized. It is hard to speculate on IP when you don't actually own it. Secondly, I don't see where they state where they will specifically build Android netbooks. The title is a bit misleading.
    Here is the quote, I'll bold for emphasis
    SO he has been reading about stuff using Android which uses Java. He then says, he doesn't see reason why devices can't com from Oracle. He doesn't say, he will build Android devices. He then closes the statement, these devices will be based off Java. AKA..... Java mobile which competes with Android.

    The author/reporter misinterprets the quote. The quote can be interpreted any way.

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