February 29, 2012

Xamarin Adding Support for MIPS Architecture to Mono for Android


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.