Beacon Mountain Beta for Android*

Codename for Intel's environment setup for native Android* apps on Intel® architecture and ARM* processor-based devices

  • Supports Android Jelly Bean and up.
  • Runs on Apple OS X* and Ubuntu* 64-bit host systems.
  • Provides Eclipse* and vs-android for Microsoft* Visual Studio* plugins.

Are you developing Android* apps on Microsoft Windows*?

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Beacon Mountain beta provides productivity-oriented design, coding, and debugging tools for native apps targeting ARM and Intel architecture-based smartphones and tablets running Android. Beacon Mountain provides tools that are compatible with Eclipse* and support popular Android SDKs including the Android NDK.

Key features:

  • Simple, fast installation of popular Intel & third-party tools for creating Android apps
  • Compatible with existing Android SDK and NDK toolkits
  • Supports Apple OS X* and Ubuntu* host systems

Developing on a Microsoft* Windows 7-8.1 host system? Download the Intel® Integrated Native Developer Experience (Intel® INDE) for expanded tools, support, and more for creating Android* and Microsoft Windows apps. Visit Intel® INDE.

Beacon Mountain: A Development Environment for Android*

Host Environment Systems

Target Environment Systems


Processors: Intel® Core™ processor-based PCs

Operating Systems: Apple OS X* lion b10.8.3 and Ubuntu* 12.04 (64-bit).


Processors: Intel® processors, ARM* processors

System Tools

Intel Tools for x86:

  • Intel® Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager
  • Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers System Analyzer
  • Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives Preview for Android*
  • Intel® Threading Building Blocks
  • Intel® Software Manager
  • Intel® USB driver for Android* Devices

Third-Party Tools for x86 and ARM*:

  • Google Android SDK (ADT Bundle)
  • Android NDK
  • Eclipse Integrated Development Environment
  • Android Design

System Tools

Intel tools for x86 operating systems support: Android* Jelly Bean 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3






Third-Party Tools for ARM* operating systems support: Android* Gingerbread 2.3 and up


If you are developing on a Microsoft* Windows 7-8.1 host system, please upgrade to the Intel® Integrated Native Developer Experience (Intel® INDE) and install the Environment Setup piece located within Intel INDE to experience an advanced version of Beacon Mountain beta. Visit Intel® INDE.


If you are upgrading from a previous version of Beacon Mountain, your previous installation will be archived. This will allow you to transfer any of your data to the new version. By default, the following directories will be archived:

  1. /Applications/BeaconMountain will be copied to /Applications/BeaconMountain_XX, where XX will be the first available number (beginning with 01).
  2. ~/.android will be copied to ~/.android_XX (The same XX as #1 above).
  3. ~/Documents/IntelSamples will be copied to ~/Documents/IntelSamples_XX (The same XX as #1 above).

If you do not need to preserve any previous data, please feel free to remove these archived directories.

About Beacon Mountain for Android*

Export Notice

This software is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other U.S. law, and may not be exported or re-exported to certain countries (Burma, Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) or to persons or entities prohibited from receiving U.S. exports (including Denied Parties, Specially Designated Nationals, and entities on the Bureau of Export Administration Entity List or involved with missile technology or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons).