XobotOS – Android port to C #
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XobotOS – project of Xamarin , whose goal is to port Android to Java / Dalvik on C # for the study of the advantages C # in terms of performance, and resource consumption, as well as to provide a promising platform for creating mobile applications for Android, and for Apple iOS and Windows Phone.
Work began in 2011 with Android 2.x, currently the majority (more than a million lines of code) XobotOS rewritten in C # with Android 4.0. Currently, direct access to the graphics engine Skia , used by Android, through a library Java, which subsequently should also be replaced with Mono.
According to the developers, as a result of porting XobotOS shows a much higher performance and lower power consumption compared to Android.
Xamarin not going to support this OS in the future for industrial use – “Our goal is to create a platform for developing mobile applications in the future XobotOS she would not be our main goal.”