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Google switching to OpenJDK with Android N

After spotting a code commit to OpenJDK, it has now been officially confirmed by Google that it will use this Java Development Kit with the next major release of Android, otherwise known as Android N. Google currently uses the standard JDK platform, which has also tangled the company in a patent infringement suit with Oracle,

Oracle Releases Emergency Java Patch Ahead Of Schedule

Oracle was supposed to release their February security update to Java this coming February 19 but the urgency of the situation made them push this way ahead of schedule. The latest patch called Java 7 Update 13 addresses 50 security flaws of which 44 are related to the Java Runtime Environment of web browsers. To

Oracle Releases Emergency Patch To Java Zero Day Exploit

Oracle has just released an emergency patch to fix the zero day exploit in their Java software. The security flaw could possibly allow hackers access to your computer. A total of 850 million PCs were at risk by this vulnerability which prompted the US government, Apple and Mozilla to issue separate warnings which advised people


Google Asks for $4 Million Legal Fees from Oracle

The Google vs Oracle battle for likely code plagiarizing may just be over, but the aftermath of that is just beginning to take shape. Mr. Robert Van Nest, the head of the legal team from Google, in the just concluded settlement case demanded that Oracle has to pay Google a sum of $4 million to

Florian Mueller Is A Fraud?

The interwebs went wild on Friday when it was revealed that trusted patent blogger Florian Mueller is actually being paid by Oracle and may be in line for a top paying job with the company that’s embattled in a bitter patent suit with Google. Over the past couple of years, the self proclaimed patent expert

Eric Schmidt: We Don’t Need Anyone’s Permission To Use Java

While Oracle may not agree, Google Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt said in court Tuesday that they did not need anyone’s permission to use Java in Android. This was part of testimony being taken now in the trial between Oracle and Google. The question of whether Google needed permission to use Java from