Could Google be getting ready to solve the long-standing issue with Java application hosting by doing something revolutionary?
Podrazik goes on to predict that Google will release a reduced capability JSE and do something along the lines of Android (Dalvik) and GWT’s reduced Java API. (ONJava.com)
Given the difficulties of hosting Java, it would make sense for Google to offer a Java subset. Full Java would be better, but I'd be happy with a semi-familiar subset rather than having to jump into Python or Ruby.