New capability for Android

Development kit released

Google has boosted its Android mobile device software platform by offering developers a kit that enables them to call native code from Android applications.

Android 1.5 Native Development Kit (NDK), Release 1 allows developers to implement parts of applications using native languages including C and C++. Android applications run in the Dalvik virtual machine, which is Google's own software for running Java and serves as Android's primary runtime.

The native kit is a companion to the Android SDK.

Applications that are good candidates for the NDK include signal processing and physics simulation.

Android is a project of the Open Handset Alliance, featuring Google.

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