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[Android Beginner Series] Preparing your Android Development Environment

First things first is to download the stuff that we will need to setup our Android Development Environment. Here’s a list with download links provided.

After downloading, install Eclipse. Extract the Android SDK archive file you just downloaded. Note where you put it for we are going to provide the location of the Android SDK later in Eclipse. I suggest you put it somewhere where it’ll be easier to find like C:\AndroidSDK.

Now we need to install the ADT (Android Development Tools) Plugin for our Eclipse.

  1. Run Eclipse
  2. Click “Help > Install New Software
  3. Enter the Google Android URL (https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/ or http://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/) and then click “Add” button as show below:
  4. Click “Next” and then “Finish”
  5. Now we need to let Eclipse know where our Android SDK is residing in our machine. Do this by clicking “Preferences” and selecting “Android”. Browse to where you extracted your Android SDK. Click “Apply” and the “OK”

Voila! You may now start developing you first Android application. On the next article, we will discuss about developing your first Hello World Android application!

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