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db4objects Announces db4o Database as Android Ready

Provides cross-application data storage for Google's mobile initiative

db4objects announced that the db4o database runs seamlessly on the Android platform, a software stack for mobile devices introduced recently by the Google-backed Open Handset Alliance. db4o provides a fast and secure, native Java object database that makes it easy to store objects and share data between applications.

Google introduced Android through the Open Handset Alliance on November 5. The Android stack comes complete with application framework, development environment, tools, debuggers and vital applications for developers to leverage and create applications. Java is the predominant language used in the framework, providing a path for object-oriented programming. Java developers can now create rich applications that run on any Android-based phone.

db4o runs seamlessly on Android, enabling native storage and retrieval of objects of any complexity. Android with db4o is tested regularly against 3,500 test cases without any problems. db4o allows the storage of dynamic, free-form data, which can be changed or amended any time. In addition, db4o allows for efficient data replication with its db4o Replication System (dRS), another missing element in Android's software stack. As a result, developers can write software applications that enable the back up of user data to a back-end server or their home PC. A consumer use case could be to start a game on the phone, freeze it, and continue playing at home in the evening. Business use cases include field force automation, data acquisition such as with RFID, and complex navigation systems that use locally cached geodata.

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