Intel® Mobile Development Kit for Android*

What is it?

  • For faster Android system & middleware software
  • Native C++ tool kit for Intel® architecture
  • Experiment with non-commercial FREE tools
  • Supports out-of-the box various OEM platforms


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Supported Devices:

Dell Venue 8
Dell Venue 7

How to get MDK for Android kit

Are you a system or middleware developer? Use the Intel® Mobile Development Kit for Android* to create Android* system or middleware software that takes advantage of the latest innovations that Intel platforms have to offer.  This solution provides access to an x86  Intel® architecture-based tablet, development tools designed to seamlessly create software for this device, and technical collateral about the OS, the tools, system software, middleware, and hardware. Get a device to experiment with and use non-commercial tools from Intel® System Studio to understand the advantages of the Intel platform helping you build apps that are power-efficient and that have the best possible performance.

Supported Features

Component Description

Intel® VTune™ Amplifier for Systems

Advanced CPU and System-on-Chip (SoC) performance profiling and tuning.

Intel® Energy Profiler Advanced GPGPU and System-on-Chip (SoC) power profiling and tuning.

Intel® System Analyzer

Real-time system-level performance analysis with CPU and GPU metrics for Android* targets.

GDB* Debugger

Software debugger for fast application level defect analysis for increased system stability, application level instruction trace, and data race detection.

Intel® Inspector for Systems

Dynamic and static analyzer identifies difficult to find memory and threading errors to ensure functional reliability.

Intel® C++ Compiler

Industry- leading C/C++ compiler including the Intel® Cilk™ Plus parallel model for highly optimized performance. Binary and source compatible with GCC* compilers and cross-compilers.

Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives

Extensive library of high-performance software building blocks for signal, data, and multimedia processing.

Intel® Math Kernel Library

Highly optimized linear algebra, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) , vector math, and statistics functions.

The Intel® Mobile Development Kit contains key components of Intel® System Studio. For in-depth information on features please visit Intel® System Studio.

Additional features:

  • Users obtain a non-commercial license to use Intel® System Studio for free for non-commercial projects
  • Access to firmware/OS package for a Dell Venue Android tablet in order to use Intel® System Studio
  • Note: There are more developer kits coming. Stay tuned and bookmark this site.
  • How can I get the Intel® Mobile Development Kit for Android?
    1. Read the Terms and Conditions here
    2. Purchase your Dell Venue 8 or Dell Venue 7 tablet.
    3. Which hardware is directly supported with the Intel® MDK for Android?
      • Dell Venue 8 Android Tablet. See more details here.
      • Dell Venue 7 Android Tablet. See more details here.
    4. Download Intel® System Studio. This toolset helps you analyze your Android apps from Java to assembly code and CPU States.
    5. Visit our Android forum for any questions
  • What are the limitations of a non-commercial license?
  • Intel has expanded its offerings of free tools for non-commercial software development. This offering is provided to developers who are developing software on their own time without compensation.

    Non-commercial means you are not getting compensated in any form for the products and services you develop using these Intel® Software Development Products. Please visit Non-Commercial Software Development Center for requesting non-commercial license for Intel® Software Development Products.

  • Which hardware is directly supported with the Intel® MDK for Android?
  • The proper usage of the Intel® Mobile Development Kit for Android requires an unlocked Android system to allow developers to execute several profiler daemons that come with the Intel® MDK. Specific Board Support Packages (BSPs) are available for the following devices :

    • Dell Venue 8 Android Tablet. See more details here.
    • Dell Venue 7 Android Tablet. See more details here.
  • How can I get a commercial license?
  • The Intel® MDK contains the tools of the Intel® System Studio, a comprehensive and powerful tool suite for system and middleware developers. It also contains a JTAG assisted debug solution for direct accessing low-level hardware CPU and peripheral features. Get more details here.