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04 May 2012 10:00
Oracle Announces Availability of Java 7 for Consumers Via

Redwood Shores, Calif. – May 1, 2012

News Facts

  • Oracle today announced that it has made Java 7 the default version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) available to consumers on
  • Oracle will now begin the process of upgrading our user base to the Java 7 release. Over the next several months Java users will be automatically upgraded to Java 7.
  • Oracle recommends that Java users always run the most current version of the platform to take advantage of the latest features, functionality and security fixes.
  • Consumers can go to to check to see what version of Java they are currently running and download the latest release.
  • Oracle recommends removing older versions of Java when you upgrade to new versions. See the FAQ for additional details and instructions.
  • For more details about Java SE 7 and the automatic upgrade a Q&A is available on OTN.

Java Facts and Figures

· 97% of enterprise desktops run Java

· 1 billion Java downloads each year

· 9 million developers worldwide

· More than 3 billion devices are powered by Java technology

Supporting Resources

· Java Platform, Standard Edition

· Java at Oracle

· OpenJDK Community

· Planet JDK (JDK developer blogs)

· Java User Groups

· Java Source Blog

· Follow the conversation on Twitter: follow @Java

· I Love Java on Facebook

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