Working with Android NDK and RenderScript

  • Dave Smith
  • Erik Hellman


Developers predominantly write Android applications in Java. However, in some situations, it’s desirable (or even necessary) to express at least part of the code in another language (notably C or C++). This may come from a need to access resources only available in native code (such as kernel drivers), or to obtain better performance from critical sections of code. Google addresses these situations by providing the Android Native Development Kit (NDK) and RenderScript.


Java Class Event Handler Native Code Image Bitmap Public Class 

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© Dave Smith and Erik Hellman 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dave Smith
    • 1
  • Erik Hellman
    • 2
  1. 1.LittletonUSA
  2. 2.SundbybergSweden

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