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Dalvik Turbo virtual machine

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Dalvik Turbo
Original author(s)Myriad Group
Operating systemLinux
PlatformAndroid and others
TypeVirtual machine
LicenseProprietary commercial software

Dalvik Turbo is a proprietary compatibility layer alternative to Google's implementation of the Dalvik virtual machine that runs on the Android operating system and other platforms[1] developed by French/Swiss firm Myriad Group.[2][3] The version running on other platforms like Sailfish OS is known as Alien Dalvik.[4]

The virtual machine runs the Java platform on compatible mobile devices, and it can also run applications which have been converted into a compact Dalvik Executable (.dex) bytecode format for lower end devices.

MIPS 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.[5]



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.[6]

Dalvik Turbo has been shown on video to be 2.8 times faster while running a benchmark test.[7]


  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. ^ Arghire, Ionut (9 February 2010). "Myriad Launches Dalvik Turbo Virtual Machine for Android". softpedia. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  4. ^ "Myriad's Alien Dalvik Runs Android Apps On Non-Android Devices!". Archived from the original on January 17, 2024.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Swiss firm claims huge boost in Android app performance, battery life with new virtual machine". Engadget. Retrieved 2011-12-28.
  7. ^ Ziegler, Chris (2010-02-17). "Myriad Dalvik Turbo hands-on: Android apps just got fast". Engadget.com. Retrieved 2013-11-13.