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Android to Support Rust Programming Language to Prevent Memory Flaws

Google announced Tuesday that its Android operating system will add support for Rust programming language in a bid to prevent memory safety bugs. The company has been building parts of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) with Rust for the past 18 months. Google doesn’t intend to rewrite all of its existing C and C++ code in the underlying OS, instead focusing its memory-safe language efforts on new or recently modified code that have a higher likelihood of memory bugs. Some of Google’s ongoing efforts with Rust include a complete rewrite of Android’s Bluetooth stack, dubbed Gabeldorsche.


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