Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Dec 2015 23:38 UTC, submitted by randomer1234

Google is replacing the Java application programming interfaces (APIs) in Android with OpenJDK, the open source version of Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK). The news first came by a "mysterious Android codebase commit" from last month submitted to Hacker News. Google confirmed to VentureBeat that Android N will rely solely on OpenJDK, rather Android’s own version of the Java APIs.

"As an open-source platform, Android is built upon the collaboration of the open-source community," a Google spokesperson told VentureBeat. "In our upcoming release of Android, we plan to move Android’s Java language libraries to an OpenJDK-based approach, creating a common code base for developers to build apps and services. Google has long worked with and contributed to the OpenJDK community, and we look forward to making even more contributions to the OpenJDK project in the future."

If this is what it takes to get those Oracle slimebags off Android's back, so be it.

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RE[2]: Good
by iampivot on Wed 30th Dec 2015 02:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Good"
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Microsoft signed a contract with Sun, then broke the terms of that contract.

Google never signed a contract with Sun / Oracle.

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