Android Open Source Move Could Boost Java and Aid in Legal Battles with Oracle


100214-open-100468362-primary.idgeGoogle’s planned mobile operating system, which has been referred to as Android N, will leverage OpenJDK APIs rather than Google’s own Java implementation alone. The move has been praised as good for Java overall and might help the company in its ongoing legal battle with Oracle.

Oracle has griped that Android violates Java copyrights and patents. OpenJDK provides an accessible open source version of Java.

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