Myriad, a company you and I have never heard of, is a member of the OHA (Open Handset Alliance). The OHA was created to bring companies together and have them contribute code that eventually becomes a part of Google’s mobile operating system, Android. A critcal part of any smartphone platform is 3rd party developers. Android third party developers write their applications in a specially optimized version of Java known as Dalvik. Myriad tweaked and optimized Dalvik and have claimed to make existing applications run 3x faster, while also improving battery life. They call it Dalvik Turbo and are going to be showing it off next week at Mobile World Congress.
When will Davlik Turbo be integrated into Android itself? Will existing devices be upgraded to Dalvik Turbo? How much battery life is gained in real world scenarios by switching to Dalvik Turbo? I’ve emailed Myriad asking them these questions, and if they don’t answer because they’re too busy getting ready for Barcelona, then I’ll be swing by their booth and ask again.