Mac Developer: Android N switches to OpenJDK, Google tells Oracle it is protected by the GPL | Ars Technica
Android N switches to OpenJDK, Google tells Oracle it is protected by the GPL | Ars Technica Google told VentureBeat that it in "Android N," the next major version of Android, it is swapping Android's Java libraries from its own Apache Harmony-based implementation to one based on Oracle's OpenJDK—yes that Oracle, the same company suing Google.
Not sure what Oracle is upset about since Android is a major boon to the Java ecosystem. Under the Kleenex marketing principle they're crazy to upset the balance. What would be bad for Oracle is for Android to move to some other technology base. Like C# and the managed runtime, for example.
This is a sad legacy for SUN because Scott McNealy stood on his soapbox for years criticizing closed systems in favor of the open system model that SUN was all about.