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This repository contains Android NDK samples with Android Studio C++ integration.

These samples use the new CMake Android plugin with C++ support.

Samples could also be built with other build systems: - for ndk-build with Android Studio, refer to directory other-builds/ndkbuild - for gradle-experimental plugin, refer to directory other-builds/experimental. Note that gradle-experimental does not work with unified headers yet: use NDK version up to r15 and Android Studio up to version 2.3. When starting new project, please use CMake or ndk-build plugin.

Additional Android Studio samples:
- Google Play Game Samples with Android Studio - Google Android Vulkan Tutorials - Android Vulkan API Basic Samples - Android High Performance Audio

Documentation - Add Native Code to Your Project - Configure NDK for Android Studio/Gradle Plugin - CMake for NDK

Known Issues - For Studio related issues, refer to Android Studio known issues page - For NDK issues, refer to ndk issues

For samples using
build system with
see the android-mk branch.

Build Steps

  • With Android Studio: "Open An Existing Android Studio Project" or "File" > "Open", then navigate to & select project's build.gradle file.
  • On Command Line: set up ANDROIDHOME and ANDROIDNDK_HOME to your SDK and NDK path, cd to individual sample dir, and do "gradlew assembleDebug"


For any issues you found in these samples, please - submit patches with pull requests, see for more details, or - create bugs here.

For Android NDK generic questions, please ask on Stack Overflow, Android teams are periodically monitoring questions there.


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