On May 1, Google released an update to its Native Development Kit (NDK) that allows for the creation of native apps that run on MIPS-Based devices. This is a big deal! Google took notice of the millions of MIPS-Based Android devices and took action to include support for the MIPS ABI.
While developers in the past have been able to obtain a MIPS NDK from the MIPS developer site, they can now get it from the main Android developer site—where the vast majority of developers obtain the NDK. With this move, we expect many new developers will begin pushing out MIPS-compatible apps in very short time.