Java_MEOracle is on track with Java ME 8 says the company, with the release of Java SE 8 Specification and JDK 8, its official reference implementation, slated for March, 2014.

Oracle Java ME Embedded is a complete Java runtime client, optimized for ARM architecture connected microcontrollers and other resource-constrained systems. The product provides dedicated embedded functionality and is targeted for low-power, limited memory devices requiring support for a range of network services and I/O interfaces.

Java ME 8 is a major update to the existing Java ME platform, incorporating new features including Java language and API alignment with Java SE 8, support for modern web protocols, and advanced security features, among other things. 

Oracle Java ME Embedded 8 will be the Oracle implementation of the Java ME 8 standard. Oracle Java ME Embedded 8 Early Access is now available as a binary runtime for Raspberry Pi Model B (ARM11) and ST Microelectronics STM32F4DISCOVERY (ARM Cortex-M4).

The Oracle Java ME Embedded 8 and Java ME SDK 8 Early Access releases are available on Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at no cost for evaluation and development purposes under the OTN Developer License.

In addition, Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.4 is now available. This is an incremental update to Oracle Java ME Embedded that provides support for the Qualcomm Technologies’ QSC6270T chipset and adds advanced development and serviceability capabilities.

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