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Android in Action, Second Edition by Chris King, Robi Sen, W. Frank Ableson

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Appendix A. Installing the Android SDK

This chapter covers

  • Meeting development environment requirements
  • Obtaining and installing Eclipse
  • Obtaining the Android SDK
  • Using the SDK and AVD Manager
  • Configuring the Android Development Tools for Eclipse

This appendix walks through the installation of Eclipse, the Android SDK, and the ADT plug-in for Eclipse. This appendix is meant to be a reference resource to assist in setting up the environment for Android application development. The topic of using the development tools is covered in chapter 2.

A.1. Development environment requirements

To develop Android applications, your computing environment must satisfy the minimum requirements. Android development is a quick-paced topic, with changes coming ...

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