How to Develop and Evaluate 64-bit Android Apps on Intel x86 Platforms

2014-Dec-03 | Tags: androidhowtointellearnprograming

Start64!Nowadays more and more mobile devices are powered by 64-bit architecture, and using 64-bit Android* is a great way to gain access to that market. This article will introduce Android on Intel® 64-bit architecture and discuss its unique compatibilities, including technical details and performance gains for Android on Intel® Atom™ processor-based platforms.

Intel continually introduces new, cutting-edge features into its 64-bit processors. Developers who want to take advantage of Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX), Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI), and other innovations only need to compile their applications in 64-bit mode. Intel is working to optimize Android for 64-bit architectures and create SDKs that expose CPU functionality, allowing developers to work at a higher level of abstraction.