Google Provides Android Coders the Native Development Kit
Google recently made the native development kit for Android version 1.5 available to those writing applications for the Android platform. The NDK will give some developers another avenue to approach how they create applications for Android, and will include things such as compatibility with C and C++. This set of tools isn't for all applications, but might help some developers make better use of signal processing and data processing. Anything developed using NDK 1.5 will be compatible with Android 1.5 and future versions of Android, too.
Google Publishes Android 5.0 Preview, Updates SDK
Google today made available several significant tools for developers ahead of the general release of Android 5.0 Lollipop. First, Google released updated developer images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), ADT-1, and the Android emulator.
Google Releases 4th Dev Preview of Android N
Google today made Android N Developer Preview 4 available to developers and beta testers. Google says devices that are enrolled in the beta program should be able to update to the newest preview right away.
Google to Remove Oracle's Code from Android
Google plans to take Oracle's proprietary Java code out of the Android operating system. Rather than rely on Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK), Google will switch to the OpenJDK.
Android Things Earns Second Dev Preview from Google
Google has released a second developer preview of its Google Things IoT platform. Android Things lets developers create smart and connected devices using existing Android APIs and Google services.