64-bit Android L emulator released
The excitement surrounding Android L is practically palpable at this point. With a slew of new features coming with the update, developers are mostly excited about the prospect of working with a 64-bit platform. And if you happen to be one of them, you’re in luck as Google has just released an x86 64-bit emulator image for Android L.
The new 64-bit Android L emulator will essentially allow app developers to optimize their apps and software for the 64-bit platform before it hits all major devices. As per a Google+ post from Android Developers themselves, 64-bit apps created on this platform will allow access to “increased addressable memory space, a larger number of registers and new instruction sets. In simpler terms, this basically means improved app performance as well as functionality. Furthermore, apps that were built in Java will automatically enjoy these benefits whereas those built using the Android NDK may require some tweaking to work optimally.
For those of you who are interested, head on down to Android Developers to get a chance to try out the Android L 64-bit emulator here. Do bear in mind that this image will only work on x86 Intel-based processors.