Android 1.5 Native Development Kit (NDK) Finally Official

According to android-developers, Google has now released the Android 1.5 Native Developers Kit (NDK) which can be downloaded from the Android developer website.

The Android 1.5 Native Developers Kit enables Android developers to generate C and C++ libraries which run directly on the Android platform rather than being routed via Dalvik.

However the Android team does warn developers to be careful going native and have said?”your application will be more complicated, have reduced compatibility, have no access to framework APIs, and be harder to debug.”

Android 1.5 Native Developers Kit provides tools and build files for C and C++ sources; a way to embed native libraries on Android devices, and Android 1.5 documentation, tutorials and samples.

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