C# developers looking to get on to the Android platform now have an excellent starting point with the recently-released Mono for Android 4.
The latest update to the popular port of the CLR (Common Language Runtime) to Android devices gives developers even more opportunities to expand, with support for the Kindle Fire, Motorola Xoom, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and now Android Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich-powered devices.
.NET developers will welcome the support for Visual Studio development (there is also the option to use the MonoDevelop IDE) and the opportunity to re-use their existing .NET languages and libraries on the Android platform.
"Our mission is to provide the world's best mobile development experience," said Nat Friedman, CEO of Xamarin. "This release demonstrates that mission. Mono for Android 4.0 is a faster and smoother way of developing mobile applications for Android."
Along with the code updates there is also a brand new “Getting Started” set of documentation to get developers up to speed quickly; a new easy installation procedure; and much wider support of the Android APIs.
You can download Mono for Android from Xamarin’s site today.