Main difference is methods of a Java interface are implicitly abstract and cannot have implementations. A Java abstract class can have instance methods that implements a default behavior.
Variables declared in a Java interface is by default final. An abstract class may contain non-final variables.
Java interface should be implemented using keyword implements; A Java abstract class should be extended using keyword extends.
An interface can extend another Java interface only, an abstract class can extend another Java class and implement multiple Java interfaces.
A Java class can implement multiple interfaces but it can extend only one abstract class.
Interface is absolutely abstract and cannot be instantiated; A Java abstract class also cannot be instantiated, but can be invoked if a main() exists.
In comparison with java abstract classes, java interfaces are slow as it requires extra indirection.
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