February 29, 2012

Xamarin Adding Support for MIPS Architecture to Mono for Android

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At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday, we announced Mono for Android will support application development for MIPS-Based Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ devices.

What does this mean for you?

Well, MIPS architecture is expected to drive a whole new class of higher-performance, lower-cost devices, like the $99 Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet that was making headlines recently.

By supporting MIPS processors, we’re enabling millions of .NET and C# developers to bring their tools, skills and creativity to build consumer and enterprise apps, and games, that exploit the predicted explosion of these more efficient and lower-cost mobile Android devices targeting consumers in both developed markets and emerging markets such as China and India.

Lower-cost devices is good news for app developers.  More people with more devices increases the market of people looking for cool apps.