The standard edition of the Java platform (Java SE) is being optimized for new application models and hardware. Oracle says these will include extended support for scripting languages, increased developer productivity and lower operational costs.
Meanwhile, Oracle plans to fine-tune the enterprise edition of the Java platform (Java EE) with improvements such as dependency injection and reduced configuration requirements. As a result, Oracle says Java EE application servers will become more modular and programming in Java EE will become more efficient.
In addition, Oracle plans to enhance the Java platform's capability to run on a variety of devices. Oracle is working to modernize the Java mobile platform by delivering Java with Web support to consumer devices. Oracle is also planning other enhancements including new language features, small-footprint CPU-efficient capabilities for cards, phones and TVs, and consistent tooling and emulation across hardware platforms.