Chip Shot: New Android* Developer Environment from Intel

As part of Intel’s ongoing support of the Android ecosystem, the company today released a new tool environment for developers of native Android applications. Codenamed Beacon Mountain, it supports Intel® Atom™ processor-based systems, including phones and tablets, that run Android Jellybean 4.2* and up. Beacon Mountain is currently available for host development on Windows*7 and 8 systems, with support for OSX* to be rolled out at a later date. Beacon Mountain contains downloads of popular Android development tools such as Intel® Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager, Intel® Threading Building Blocks, Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers and Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives. Third-party tools include Google* Android SDK, Android NDK, Eclipse* Integrated Development Environment and more. Beacon Mountain also supports Android development on ARM* platforms. Download the development environment.