Google has confirmed that it will no longer use proprietary Java application programming interfaces (APIs) from Oracle in future versions of Android, according to VentureBeat. Instead, it will switch to OpenJDK, an open-source version of Oracle's own Java Development Kit. While you might ask, "Who actually cares?", Google says the change will simplify app development by creating a common codebase for Java. It's hard to imagine that such a huge change (8,902 files are supposedly affected) isn't related to Google's ongoing legal dispute with Oracle, though. That dispute, depending on how it's resolved, could adversely affect Android development and app coding in general.