Halfbrick, Opera Software and Rightware Bringing Apps to MIPS
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MIPS Technologies,
Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor
architectures and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile and
embedded applications, announced that several leading app and game
developers are using the latest version of the Android(TM) Native
Development Kit (NDK) to bring their applications to the MIPS(R)
architecture. With Release 8 of the Android NDK available from Google,
these developers are easily bringing their natively developed Android
applications to MIPS in support of the growing number of MIPS-Based(TM)
Android products in the market. Many of these applications and others
will be made available via Google Play.
Australian game developer Halfbrick plans to bring its popular Fruit
Ninja game to MIPS. "Fruit Ninja has consistently been in the top 10
downloaded applications on Google Play, and it continues to grow in
popularity. It only makes sense for us to make our flagship game
accessible to the millions of consumers using MIPS-Based devices so
that everyone who wants to play can do so. With Google Play and the
Android NDK, supporting multiple CPU architectures is an easy and
automatic process," said Shainiel Deo, CEO, Halfbrick.
Through the Android NDK, Opera Software's Opera Mobile browser is also
now available for MIPS. "At Opera, we want our browser products to be
accessible via all Android devices, including the millions of
MIPS-Based mobile devices. We pride ourselves on our powerful Presto
rendering technology, which provides a superior web browsing experience
on any mobile device," said Peter Wallman, VP mobile product
development, Opera Software.
From Rightware, industry standard mobile benchmarking software
including Basemark(R) ES, Basemark(R) GUI, and Basemark(R) OS are
coming to MIPS Android. "We are focused on producing the most
comprehensive mobile benchmarking software, which we achieve by having
a wide variety of devices in our Power Board database. We are pleased
to include MIPS support, as it will contribute to the depth of our
Power Board database and improve our benchmarks," said Ville-Veikko
Helppi, director of marketing, Rightware.
According to Gideon Intrater, vice president of marketing, MIPS
Technologies, "We are excited to see the growing momentum of Android
developers using the Android NDK to create apps that are compatible
with the MIPS architecture. This is a win for developers, who can reach
a wider audience, and a win for consumers, who now have access to more
high-quality mobile content. We anticipate that this momentum will
continue as more developers learn that simply using the NDK extends the
reach of their content to millions of MIPS-Based devices already in the
While most Android applications are completely portable and already
available for MIPS-Based Android devices, a small percentage of
applications still benefit from native code for performance reasons.
Application developers who choose to use native code can generate that
code for execution on MIPS-Based Android devices by using the official
Android NDK available from Google at
About MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS) is a leading provider of
industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home
entertainment, networking, mobile and embedded applications. The MIPS
architecture powers some of the world's most popular products. Our
technology is broadly used in products such as digital televisions,
set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, broadband customer premises equipment
(CPE), WiFi access points and routers, networking infrastructure and
portable/mobile communications and entertainment products. Founded in
1998, MIPS Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with
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