Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2012 23:35 UTC
In the News The desktop and laptop world is dominated by x86, the mobile/embedded world by ARM. Conventional wisdom, right? Not really. There's also MIPS - hundreds of millions of embedded devices run on MIPS, and for years now, the architecture has been trying to break into the mobile world dominated so much by ARM. They just a got a boost: MIPS has been acquired by Imagination Tech, most known for its PowerVR graphics chips used in a lot of smartphones and tablets.
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NATIVE (C++/C) apps for android, or apps that use native parts, will not be portable.

Its already problem with x86.

Apps writen in dalvik will run just great.

Native compiled blobs? They will need to be recompiled. And probably Google Play will have to be changed to acommodate 3 versions of each "native" app (for each architecture).

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