Intel Beacon Mountain v 0.5 Out at Google I/O

Announced today at Google I/O,  Intel Development Products team  launched a comprehensive development environment for creating applications for Intel® AtomTM and ARM*-based devices running Android* operating systems. Beacon Mountain v0.5 provides development environment setup and maintenance for 64-bit host development systems running Windows* 7 and 8 with support for OSX* systems targeted for release by the end of June.

The key features supported with this release  (Beacon Mountain v 0.5):

  • Installation of common third-party tools, along with Intel tools to create a development environment on the host system for creating Android* applications.
  • Beacon Mountain installs everything a developer needs with a few clicks, allowing the developer to start creating faster.
  • Support for Windows 7 and 8 host systems, with OSX targeted to be added by the end of June

Host System Tools

Intel Host Tools:

  • Intel® Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager (Intel HAXM)
  • Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers (Intel GPA) System Analyzer
  • Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel IPP) Preview
  • Intel® Threading Building Blocks (Intel TBB)
  • Intel® Software Manager (ISM)

Third-Party Host Tools:

  • Google Android SDK (ADT Bundle)
  • Android NDK
  • Eclipse* Integrated Development Environment
  • Android* Design
  • Cygwin* (for Windows Operating Systems)

What is Beacon Mountain?

Beacon Mountain is a codename for Intel’s development environment for creating applications for Intel® AtomTM and ARM-based devices running Android* operating systems.

What are the key features of Beacon Mountain v0.5?

Beacon Mountain v0.5 provides development environment setup and maintenance for 64-bit host development systems running Windows* 7 and 8 with support for OSX* systems targeted for release by the end of June.

The key features supported with this release are:

  • Installation of common third-party tools, along with Intel tools to create a development environment on the host system for creating Android* applications.
  • Beacon Mountain installs everything a developer needs with a few clicks, allowing the developer to start creating faster.
  • Support for Windows 7 and 8 host systems, with OSX targeted to be added by the end of June.

How can I obtain a copy of the tool?

Developers can download Beacon Mountain v0.5, free of charge, at intel.com/software/BeaconMountain.

What are the system hardware and software requirements to install and run the tool suite?

Beacon Mountain support Windows* 7 & 8 operating systems. Your system must have Intel virtualization technology enabled in BIOS in order for Intel® HAXM to run.

How do I receive licenses to the tools Beacon Mountain provides?

Beacon Mountain prompts you to view and accept licenses of all tools the suite offers during installation.

How do I receive updates to the tools Beacon Mountain provides?

Beacon Mountain uses the Intel® Software Manager to check on a regular basis for software updates. Once it finds a software update it allows you to pull the update and install onto your system.

How do I receive updates to Beacon Mountain?

When you run Beacon Mountain, it checks to make sure it is the current version. If there is an updated version available, Beacon Mountain will update itself.

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