Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Apr 2013 15:47 UTC
Google "As everyone is trying to guess whether the next big Android update is going to be Key Lime Pie or not, and whether the release will be Android 5.X or 4.X, we have yet to hear anything concrete. After getting a tip from an eagle-eyed reader (thanks, deepayan!) and digging deeper, I can definitively tell you that Google is currently working on Android 4.3, and it is still Jelly Bean." Great detective work by Artem Russakovskii.
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RE[2]: Makes sense
by reduz on Sun 28th Apr 2013 02:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Makes sense"
reduz
Member since:
2006-02-25

Having to interface with Java from C++ is a royal pain in the ass. JNI sucks.
Nothing would make me happier if Android API moved to C++ (or at least the full API was exported to NativeActivity)

But it's still pointless because clients want integration with APIs such as facebook, gree, tabjoy, adwhirl, etc. and all those are java-only.

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RE[3]: Makes sense
by moondevil on Sun 28th Apr 2013 05:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Makes sense"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Agreed, that is what most developers aren't aware when they are told Android supports C++.

I prefer Java's type safety over C++, but C++ has the benefit of being portable to other mobile platforms for native applications and first class language in all vendor's SDKs.

But Google could take better care of it.

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