Introducing Nokia Java Runtime 2.0 for S60Tue, 2009-06-30 16:56
Written by: Tommi Vilkamo, manager of Nokia Beta Labs
Nokia Java Runtime 2.0 for S60 (JRT 2.0) is a totally re-written Java mobile execution environment for Nokia S60 devices. It gives you several usability and performance improvements, including:
- One-click application installation
- Improved application launch user experience
- Improved execution performance
These improvements will make it much more fun for you to enjoy the thousands of games and apps available in Ovi Store and elsewhere.
In addition, we have made major changes under the hood. From now on, Java Runtime will be developed and released independent from S60 releases. This means that you will always get the latest version directly to your phone, using the built-in Nokia S60 Software Update functionality.
Nokia Java Runtime 2.0 beta is compatible with S60 5th Edition, tested with following devices:
- Nokia 5800 XpressMusic software versions 20.x.xxx and 21.x.xxx
- Nokia N97 software versions 10.x.xxx and 11.x.xxx
Download Java Runtime 2.0 and share us your thoughts!!
P.s. yes, it is more difficult to evaluate a runtime than an appication or service.... Anyway, how do you like it? Does it (and our whole new approach of releasing platform-independent runtimes) make things better for you? Did you encounter any bugs? Would you want us to keep releasing this kind of beta stuff also in the future?