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Old 23-04-2010, 07:28 AM
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Java Runtime update to v2.1

Java Runtime (JRT) for Symbian is a mobile runtime for Java™ applications. It is used when running Java based applications on your mobile device. For example if you download a Java game from Ovi Store, it is executed using Java Runtime.

The latest version, Java Runtime 2.1, is now available for S60 5th Edition devices as a Beta release. The JRT 2.1 Beta release replaces the earlier JRT 2.0 Beta release. The final JRT 2.1 release will be included in Nokia devices based on the Symbian^3 platform, and it will also be available for S60 5th Edition devices as an add-on.

JRT 2.1 Beta provides developers and end users early access to the latest mobile Java features including:

* Improved installation user experience
* Improved MIDlet start-up experience
* Improved security user experience

Installs on C: at 5MB and requires about 20MB of free space on C: at installation only.

First impressions are that in general the phone feels faster and that games in particular are quicker to load and run. Opera seems faster too.

I must say, that in the past I have installed previous versions and then after a few days end up uninstalling Java Runtime.

I will run it this time for awhile to see if it's worth the trade off with memory.

Java Runtime can be downloaded from Nokia beta labs here:-

http://betalabs.nokia.com/apps/java-runtime-for-Symbian
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what's the damage on C?
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what's the damage on C?
Wakey, wakey, jerm!

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Installs on C: at 5MB and requires about 20MB of free space on C: at installation only.
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I think Opera's the main Java app I use, so will be interesting to see the difference. Is the increase in Opera speed worth the loss in C: memory?

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I think Opera's the main Java app I use, so will be interesting to see the difference. Is the increase in Opera speed worth the loss in C: memory?
Only you can answer that one jamessmith01.

I was surprised at how many Java app's I had. Things like Candle, Zippo, Rotary Dialler, Spin the Bottle, all appear to work better.

Besides, if you don't like it you can always un-install it.
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True, I was just being lazy and hoped to hear your take on things!

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wooops, sorry my bad...it was 5pm, just excited to be at the end of the day!
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Well, as with the previous two versions of Java Runtime, once again I've ended up uninstalling it.

I found that it was causing my phone to freeze and the home screen widgets, Accuweather, ComingNext and NewsBuzz to behave oddly and freeze.

I cannot justify the 5MB of C: drive and the RAM that it uses, plus the freezing problems, for what seemed very little gain, if any.
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ditto. caused opera mini to crash on me many times, slow startup, no noticeable differences in java games...

got back my 5mb
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