Android's Native Development Kit is the set of tools that allow the use of libraries in languages other than Java for ARM or x86 architectures. Android NDK is a perfect aid to be able to reuse code.
The gateway to the development of 64-bit apps for Android
With Android NDK, all those applications that run on the Dalvik virtual machine can use the System.loadLibrary function to call native Java classes. Among its different properties we can point out that it can allow programmers to develop 64-bit applications for Android L, the advantages of which are:
- Better access to memory.
- Larger amount of registries.
- New instruction sets.
The perfect candidates to use Android NDK are those applications that demand a higher workload from the processor, such as game engines or signal processors. However, you must take into account that Android NDK may not be useful for many programmers who prefer to continue developing their applications in their own language.