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Xamarin Adding Support For MIPS® Architecture To Popular Mono For Android Application Development Platform

Xamarin, a leading provider of development platforms to simplify the creation and operation of cross-platform mobile applications targeting phones and tablets running iOS, Android™ and Windows, together with MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking and mobile applications, today announced that Xamarin’s Mono™ for Android platform will support application development for MIPS-Based™ Android™ 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ devices.

“We are excited to work with Xamarin so that millions of .NET and C# developers can bring their tools, skills and creativity to create consumer and enterprise apps and games for the growing number of MIPS-Based Android devices,” said Gideon Intrater, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies. “The elegance and efficiency of the MIPS architecture allow our licensees and their OEMs to deliver higher-performance, lower-cost devices – such as the world’s first Android 4.0 tablet, which retails in China for less than $100. At this price/performance point, such devices are poised to drive widespread adoption of Android tablets and apps worldwide.”

Mono for Android 4.0 allows C# developers worldwide to use a unified framework and language, with full access to the native platform to create cross-platform apps running across all three major mobile platforms: Android, iOS and Windows.

“Mono for Android provides the power of Visual Studio and the .NET framework that developers are used to, along with complete access to all of the native APIs and UI toolkits unique to each operating system. This allows them to create truly unique native user experiences on each platform, while sharing up to 90 percent of their source code,” said Nat Friedman, CEO of Xamarin. “In particular, now corporate, consumer and games developers can target lower-cost Android devices.”

Additionally, Xamarin’s Mono for Android will give .NET developers the ability to create embedded applications that run on MIPS architecture, which is already adopted widely in a broad range of consumer devices, including cell phones, tablets, set-top boxes and digital TVs. By supporting MIPS processors, Xamarin will help mobile app developers exploit the predicted explosion of more efficient and lower-cost mobile devices targeting consumers in both developed markets and emerging markets such as China and India.

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