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I have developed applications with android SDK. However I want to know what is NDK and how to use it?

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I have developed applications with android SDK. However I want to know what is NDK and how to use it?
posted Sep 19, 2016 by Akshay

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Android NDK is the package that allows the developers to develop part of application to be in either C or C++.
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Why do we need c/c++ for?
To access core dalvik features, make some intensive calculations, etc.,
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Things to do even when you are in native development:
Let's just say you are developing a part of application using c or c++, it doesn't mean it will handle memory allocation and deallocation by itself. We have to take care of that properly..
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Why not to use NDK
Well, you can't (or don't want to) develop the whole application in C or C++. Because you could possibly introduce bugs and device/platform specific features that inturn become bugs for other devices or OSs. And since you have access to dalvik features you should probably be more careful working with NDK.
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Hope this helps.

answer Sep 20, 2016 by Vinod Kumar K V
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