How to setup an Android Development Environment

In my old post (pls see linkografia) I showed how to setup & configure Android environment to develop apps for Android-powered devices.

Also if the content of the post is still valid I want to update the procedure to use the new bundle “Android SDK + Eclipse con ADT“, that makes installation faster and more accurate.

1) From the page developer android (pls see Likografia) download SDK/ADT Bundle (about 400 MB)
2) Unzip the package i.e in c:\
3) Launch ecplise using C:\adt-bundle-windows-x86\adt-bundle-windows-x86\eclipse\eclipse.exe

Att.: the procedure is for Windows, but for Mac is very similar.

If you want to use old API and/or Revision you have to use the SDK Manager.

You can launch the SDK Manager in one of the following ways:

  • From Eclipse select Window -> Android SDK Manager
  • On Windows, double-click the SDK Manager.exe file inside the Android SDK directory
  • On Mac or Linux, open a terminal and navigate to the sdk/tools/ directory in the Android SDK, then execute the following.
./android sdk

Android Sdk Manager

Att: To avoid “any problems” I prefer run Ecplise like Administrator !

That’s all

How to setup an Android Development Environment for Samsung Galaxy Tab
Android Developers Page