Java does not have a datatype for unsigned integers.

You can define a `long`

instead of an `int`

if you need to store large values.

You can also use a signed integer as if it were unsigned. The benefit of two’s complement representation is that most operations (such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and left shift) are identical on a binary level for signed and unsigned integers. A few operations (division, right shift, comparison, and casting), however, are different. As of Java SE 8, new methods in the `Integer`

class allow you to fully use the `int`

data type to perform unsigned arithmetic:

In Java SE 8 and later, you can use the int data type to represent an unsigned 32-bit integer, which has a minimum value of 0 and a maximum value of 2^32-1. Use the Integer class to use int data type as an unsigned integer. Static methods like

`compareUnsigned`

,`divideUnsigned`

etc have been added to the Integer class to support the arithmetic operations for unsigned integers.

Note that `int`

variables are still signed when declared but unsigned arithmetic is now possible by using those methods in the `Integer`

class.