Installing Android SDK (Snappy Notes)

Posted by admin at January 21, 2017

Setting up for Android development got a whole lot easier. Back in the day, you had to run a batch of commands on the terminal to able to get Android Developer Tools (adb) installed, make sure that the Java installation is the appropriate version, and a bunch of headaches involved in dealing with command lines.

Now all you have to do is download Android SDK. This rips through all the command hassle with an installer that handles the installation of the Android SDK, SDK support, platform tools and Google repositories. The complete list of packages installed are as below:

  1. Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator (HAXM installer)
  2. Android SDK Platform 25
  3. Sources for Android 25
  4. SDK Patch Applier v4
  5. Android SDK Build-Tools 25.0.2
  6. Google Repository
  7. Android SDK Platform-Tools
  8. Android SDK Tools 25.2.5
  9. Android Support Repository
  10. Device Emulators: Install Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator (HAXM installer)
  11. Android Studio IDE (a sweet IntelliJ-based IDE).

Just download the SDK installer, unpack and run. Full instructions on installation can be found on the SDK website but you wont be needing it as the installation is usually a breeze: the default options will work fine.


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