June 26, 2009, 2:03 pm
The Android userspace is largely dominated by Java technologies that run on top of Google's custom Dalvik Java virtual machine. At launch, Java was the only officially supported programming language for building distributable third-party Android software. That's starting to change as Google introduces new options. On Thursday, the company announced the availability of the Android Native Development Kit (NDK) which will allow developers to build Android software components with C and C++.