While many have consider the fate of the MeeGo-based Nokia N9 sealed even before it hits the shelves later this year, others are optimistically assessing the potential of the platform and its ecosystem.
In the meanwhile, another titbit of information has appeared that might just change the equation quite a bit – a high-performance Android emulator known as Alien Dalvik will be developed for MeeGo sometime later this year. This will enable Nokia N9 and other MeeGo mobile users to run non-ported, unmodified Android applications.
All Android app developers will have to do is to repack the .apk installer. Made by Myriad, the Alien Dalvik emulator is different from other such software in that it is designed to take full advantage of the hardware, and therefore performance is not expected to be an issue. Any further, more complex features can be integrated using the Android SDK that Myriad provides.