http://www.rethink-wireless.com/2011/12/20/myriad-brings-android-tv.htm (click for full article) "Proprietary Java virtual machines, like Google's Dalvik for Android, defeat many of the cross-platform objectives of the technology (as highlighted by Oracle's lawsuits against the search giant). Mobile software firm Myriad has brought the portability back with its Alien Dalvik product, which combines the modern features of the Google VM with multi-OS support, allowing Android apps to run on other platforms. Its latest addition to the line is Alien Vue, which brings Android apps to televisions. While a group of Japanese consumer electronics vendors has been working on an Android implementation for TV, and a variant of the OS underpins Google TV itself, the main focus of Android remains the mobile device. But, as Myriad's CTO Benoit Schilling says, Google's software reach and Android ecosystem need to go beyond a single OS or gadget. "It's an advantage for Google to run its apps everywhere, especially well beyond phones," he said in an interview. Alien Vue is an end-to-end system which enables TV service providers to add apps to their existing managed service offerings, helping them fend off over-the-top video channels - among them, of course, Google's own. Google may not take too kindly to a solution which turns its own Dalvik against its content model, but Myriad sees a chance to appeal to conventional providers as well as extending Android's reach."