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  • GCC is no longer supported. It will not be removed from the NDK just yet, but is no longer receiving backports. It cannot be removed until after libc++ has become stable enough to be the default, as some parts of gnustl are still incompatible with Clang. It will likely be removed after that point.
  • Added simpleperf, a CPU profiler for Android:



  • NDK_TOOLCHAIN_VERSION now defaults to Clang.
  • libc++ has been updated to r263688.
    • We've reset to a (nearly) clean upstream. This should remove a number of bugs, but we still need to clean up libandroid_support before we will recommend it as the default.
  • is now simply a wrapper around the Python version of the tool. There are a few behavioral differences. See
  • Some libraries for unsupported ABIs have been removed (mips64r2, mips32r6, mips32r2, and x32). There might still be some stragglers.
  • Issues with crtbegin_static.o that resulted in missing atexit at link time when building a static executable for ARM android-21+ have been resolved:
  • Added CMake toolchain file in build/cmake/android.toolchain.cmake.

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