Nov 1st, 2010

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Oracle is stoking the lawsuit flames, amending their current suit against Google to now suggest that Android takes large portions of the Java code verbatim for use in the operating system. The suit now goes on to say that developer APIs are “derivative” of Oracles’ own.

Oracle’s claim is that Android re-uses many components of the class-based programming language, from class names and libraries to definitions and parameters. The custom Dalvik engine which has allowed for many of the speed enhancments in Android 2.2 is based on Java and is at the heart of the suit.

Google had previously accused Oracle of “dishonest behavior,” but the company hasn’t responded the recent changes to the case.

[via Electronista]