Java 8 Delayed Until 2013 As Java EE and ME Push Forward
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This year, Oracle celebrated the triumphant release of Java 7 and forecast that Java 8 would follow in the summer of 2012. At JavaOne, Oracle announced that it is pushing back the release of Java 8, by approximately six months to 2013.
Java 8 offers the promise of some revolutionary features for Java, and the general idea is that more time, will mean a better quality release. One of the key new features is Project Jigsaw which will modularize Java.
The extra time might also serve to help narrow the gap between Java SE and ME (mobile edition).
"Java SE and ME have diverged and it's time to bring them back together," Adam Messinger, Vice President of Development at Oracle said during a JavaOne session.