Remember the old-long legal battle between Oracle and Google for the reason whether or not Java’s APIs can be copyrighted and if Google infringed on them? This battle might just take a u-turn as Google has made an interesting change in regards to the next version of Android.
As per the source, Google is dropping Java APIs in favor of the Open-source OpenJDK in the next version of Android – Android N. The new first came by a “mysterious Android codebase commit” from last month submitted to Hacker News. Though there is no official confirmation from Google as yet, the company has already confirmed to VentureBeat that Android N will rely solely on OpenJDK, rather than Android’s own implementation of the Java APIs. Google also mentioned that this action was led due to the features in Java 8 last year, and suggested that switch to OpenJDK will make things simpler for developers, as they will have to deal with one codebase instead of multiple
Keep an ear out to the updates. We’ll share more details as we get piled with this news.