Dave Johnson on open web technologies, social software and Java
Ed Burnette: Shortly after the iPhone went on sale, hardware enthusiasts started tearing into them to see what made them tick. They found that the iPhone is using an ARM1176JZF-based processor, probably the Samsung S3C6400 that operates at 667MHz. This chip sports an embedded Java acceleration engine called Jazelle.And in closing Ed writes:
Now, if Apple can just get over its anachronistic â€œJava is heavyweightâ€� beliefs, then small, efficient, hardware-accelerated Java games and multimedia for your iPhone could be just a software upgrade away.Maybe the iPhone won't suck for developers after all.