In theory, Dalvik executes any virtual machine byte code, created for example with the compilers of
Are there already working versions of bytecode compilers for Dalvik available for other languages than Java?
Java was the only officially supported programming language for building distributable third-party Android software.
Android Native Development Kit (Android NDK) which will allow developers to build Android software components with
In addition to delivering support for native code, Google is also extending Android to support popular dynamic scripting languages. Earlier this month, Google launched the Android Scripting Environment (ASE) which allows third-party developers to build simple Android applications with
BeanShell. For having idea and usage of ASE, refer this Example link.
Just now i have referred one Article Here in which i found some useful information as follows:
(C# .net - Mono, etc).
I have read 2nd article at Google Releases 'Simple' Android Programming Language . For example of this, refer this .
On 4-Aug-2010, i have found Regarding
RenderScript. Basically, It is said to be a C-like language for high performance graphics programming, which helps you easily write efficient Visual effects and animations in your Android Applications. Its not released yet as it isn't finished.
Scala works very well.
I'm programming my Android application projects in Scala (Website written in Chinese with some screenshot, source code @ GitHub), and it is pretty easy to setup the evnviroment (without IDE, using SBT as build tool).
It could access every API in Android SDK, so anything you could do in Java, you could do it in Scala too.
You may check this blog entry to see how to build Android application with Scala and SBT.