hope to see it soon in the hands of our XDA guru!
Demo Video (DTurbo in action on the HTC Magic):
More Info from developers:
Myriad brings 3x Faster Applications, Richer Game Graphics And Better Battery Life To Android
08 February 2010
* Replacement Virtual Machine Technology Increases Android Application Performance by Three Times
* Myriad Opens the Door to Developers to Create a New Category of Applications Requiring High Computing Performance
DUEBENDORF‐ZURICH – February 08, 2010: Myriad Group AG, a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, today unveiled the high performance Dalvik Turbo virtual machine, which replaces the standard Dalvik engine powering applications on the Android platform.
Dalvik Turbo increases application execution speed by up to three times ‐ allowing OEMs and operators to bring smoother delivery and more complex applications to Android phones, while also providing substantial battery life improvements when running resource intensive tasks. It also enables developers to take full advantage of Android, allowing them to create games boasting advanced graphics and complex models while retaining full compatibility with existing software.
All this is achieved without a significant increase in the memory requirements of the device......"
From AndroidSPIN website the Google answer to the DTurbo, today:
Sorry, Myriad, it seems as though Google may be stealing your thunder. I know you really wanted to get that Dalvik Turbo out but it looks like Google may get their JIT compiler out first.
JIT stands for “just-in-time” compilation or “dynamic translation”. It compiles/translates bytecode into native machine code at runtime before native execution. This allows software to run faster and perform better.
The JIT compiler is in the Android repository and it’s working. It’s not fully stable but there are currently several custom ROMs that include it. With this new information though, we may be getting that much closer to a stable compiler for Android.
Google has assembled a team of engineers to work on a JIT compiler. The teams work will be outlined at the Google I/O in May. Ben Cheng and Bill Buzbee will go over their design for a Dalvik JIT compiler for Android embedded devices and address topics such as “architectural overview, the rationale for design decisions and the special support for JIT verification, testing and tuning.”
If you’re planning to attend the Google I/O in May, you can attend Session 301 and find out more. The site lists “attendee” requirements for this session – Advanced knowledge of Java and Android concepts.