A couple weeks back we heard rumors that RIM may set up their BlackBerry devices to support Android apps (even if the result is unintentional). This would be accomplished by deploying the Dalvik Java virtual machine in the operating system, the same as Android. Myriad has taken the idea one step farther with their Alien Dalvik.
Alien Dalvik is emulation software that uses a Dalvik wrapper to run Android applications on non-native devices, and run them well it does. Deployed on a Nokia N900, Alien Dalvik runs Android apps at a speed pretty comparable to how they would run on an Android device. The software is slated to land for all MeeGo-based devices later in the year. Support for more platforms is expected after that.
While it may not be much for us already using Android, but for the rest of the world wanting in on the action this could be big. It could even encourage yet more developers (if they needed encouragement) to head over to Android. I wonder what Google thinks of something like this…