Bridging the divide between Java ME and SE, Oracle plans to let Java ME developers benefit from Java SE language enhancements, leveraging consistent debugging, profiling, and diagnostics across both platforms. CDC (Connected Device Configuration) technology from Java ME will be fitted atop Java SE via a CDC profile. At this juncture, Oracle has made no statements about discontinuing Java ME, however. The company anticipates its Java ME specification will provide for a smartphone experience on feature phones.
With Java SE 8, Oracle is pushing delivery out from late 2012 to the summer of 2013; Oracle just released Java SE 7 in July. "As we've talked to the community, we've heard that the pace is too rapid," Messinger said. "Too rapid for certification, too rapid for updates."
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