The Android SDK is an open source software a development kit that includes a debugger, libraries, device emulator (QEMU based), sample source code and tutorials.
Current development platforms supported by Android include x86 architecture – computers running Linux (any Linux desktop), Mac OS X 10.4.8 or higher, Windows XP or Vista, of course. Windows 7. Required components also include the Java Development Kit, Apache Ant, and Python 2.2 and above. Officially supported IDE is Eclipse (3.2 or later) that uses the Android Development Tools (ADT) Plugin, although developers can use any text editor to edit Java XML files and later. that uses the Command Line tool to create, build, and debug Android apps.
Android SDK give you the library API and essential tools for programmers to test and debug applications Android.
If you are a programmer Android new hard, we recommend you to download ADT Bundle to quickly start application development. It includes tools Android SDK required and a version of Eclipse IDE with development tools Android available, ADT, to streamline application development program Android your.
Simple download, ADT Bundle again contains everything you need to start application development:
- Eclipse + ADT plugin
- Tools Android SDK
- The foundational tools of Android
- Latest system of Android
- Latest system images of Android used to simulate
A new development environment of Android called Android Studio. Based platform IntelliIdea, Android Studio is currently available as an early access browser.
If you prefer to use an existing version of Eclipse or IDEInstead you can have a lot more custom approach to settings Android SDK. See the following instructions:
Android SDK has the tools, sample code, and documentation you need to make a great app. Here is a brief description of the steps you will need to take only to get the setup going Android SDK:
- Set up the computer you program on and make sure your computer meets the system requirements
- Install the package SDK starter
- Setting ADT plugin for Eclipse (if you are programming in eclipse)
- Add a background Android and other parts for your SDK
- Explore the content of Android SDK
Supported programming environment:
- Eclipse IDE:
- Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede) or higher
- Eclipse JDT plugin (included in most data plans Eclipse IDE)
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Several types of packages Eclipse available for each platform. For development applications AndroidWe recommend that you install one of the following packages:
– Eclipse IDE for Java programmers
– Eclipse Classic (version 3.5.1 or higher)
– Eclipse IDE for Java EE programmers
- JDK 5 or JDK6 (JDE only is not suitable)
- Android plugin development tools (hint)
- Not compatible with Gnu Compiler for Java (gcj)
Use the available IDE
If you already have an IDE you want to use for Android application development, installing a new SDK requires you to download the SDK tools, then select the package. Android SDK compatible for installation (eg platform and system’s image Android). If you are using an existing version of Eclipse, you can add to it the ADT plugin.
- Windows XP (32bit), Vista (32 or 64 bit), or Window 7 (32 or 64 bit)
- Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher (x86 only)
- Linux (tested on Ubuntu Linux, Lucid Lynx)
- GNU C Library (glibc) 2.7 or higher
- On Ubuntu Linux, version 8.04 or higher
- The 64-bit distribution must be able to run 32-bit applications
- Eclipse 3.6.2 (Helios) or higher
- Note: Eclipse 3.5 (Galileo) is no longer supported with the latest version of ADT
- Eclipse JDT plugin (included with most Eclipse UDE packages)
- JDK 6 (only JDK is not compatible)
- Plugin for android development tools
- Not compatible with GNU compiler for Java (gcj)
Other development environments
- JDK6 (JDE alone is not suitable)
- Apache Ant 1.8 or higher
- Not compatible with the Gnu interpreter for Java (gcj)