Dalvik Turbo virtual machine

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Dalvik Turbo
Original author(s) Myriad Group
Operating system Linux
Platform Android and others
Type Virtual machine
License Proprietary commercial software

Dalvik Turbo is a proprietary alternative to Google's implementation of the Dalvik virtual machine that runs on the Android operating system and other platforms.[1] It is developed by French/Swiss firm Myriad Group.[2]

The virtual machine runs the Java platform on compatible mobile devices.

It runs applications which have been converted into a compact Dalvik Executable (.dex) format suitable for systems that are constrained in terms of memory and processor speed.

MIPS Technologies/Imagination Technologies entered into a license agreement with Myriad to make their Dalvik Turbo Virtual Machine (VM) available to its licensees as part of its standard distribution of Android for its MIPS architecture.[3]


Myriad claims applications run in Dalvik Turbo "up to three times" faster, while reducing battery drain and giving developers the power they need to create graphically intense games.[4]

Dalvik Turbo has been shown on video to be 2.8 times faster while running a benchmark test.[5]


  1. ^ "Myriad Alien Dalvik". Myriadgroup.com. Archived from the original on 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived February 26, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "MIPS Technologies Adopts Myriad's Dalvik Turbo VM Engine for its Android™ on MIPS® Distribution". 2011-05-09. Archived from the original on May 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Swiss firm claims huge boost in Android app performance, battery life with new virtual machine". Engadget. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  5. ^ Ziegler, Chris (2010-02-17). "Myriad Dalvik Turbo hands-on: Android apps just got fast". Engadget.com. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 

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