Published on November 13th, 2011 | by Mithil Bhatia1
Updated NDK for Android 4.0
Google unveils an updated version of Android NDK, now in revision 7, a native development kit for Android, that is, the development kit for those who create native applications using the Android system deeper than common Java applications.
The new version, Android NDK r7 supports Android 4.0 and adds interesting sound capabilities, which allow the creation of new streaming audio formats, possibly protected. Also, it gives you access to two new sets of APIs:
Low-level streaming multimedia: A new API based on Khronos OpenMAX AL 1.0.1 provides a direct, efficient path for low-level streaming multimedia. The new path is ideal for applications that need to maintain complete control over media data before passing it to the platform for presentation. For example, media applications can now retrieve data from any source, apply proprietary encryption/decryption, and then send the data to the platform for display.
Audio decoding into PCM: Extensions to the existing native audio API based on Khronos OpenSL ES let native apps decode compressed audio assets to PCM format.
For more information, visit the Android Developers Blog.