Boost Performance for Your Android Native Code

By Gaston Hillar, December 21, 2011 The Android NDK is a toolset that lets you embed components that make use of native code in your Android applications. The Android NDK is a toolset that lets you embed components that make use of native code in your Android applications. The Android NDK Revision 6, launched in July 2011, added the possibility …

x86 Faces Unexpected RISC Competition

By Andrew Binstock, November 15, 2011 After routing its RISC competitors, the x86 architecture is suddenly facing an unexpected and potent challenger: ARM In the 1990s, it was a good fun to watch the great confrontation between RISC processors (found then mostly on servers and workstations) and CISC processors (primarily x86 chips found in client-side desktops and laptops). RISC servers …