Easy ways to setting up an Android Dev
There are many ways to set up a Android mobile development environment.
1) Android Studio(based on IntelliJ IDEA IDE)
This is the easiest way to start an Android dev env as a beginner. Please just download:
- Unpack the downloaded Tar file
- To launch Android Studio, navigate to the
android-studio/bin/directory in a terminal and execute
studio.sh. [Ref: http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio.html]
2) Android Developer Tools (ADT Bundle – Eclipse with the ADT Plugin)
Please just download respective .zip file for selected OS.
3) Eclipse (IDE) + Android SDK
You need to install Eclipse IDE. Assume that you have already install JAVA SDK (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html).
You need to download Android SDK from “SDK Tools Only” sections of http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html.
When you set up Eclipse for android development, you need to link Eclipse with respective JAVA SDK and android SDK manually.
4) IntelliJ (IDE) + Android SDK
Download IntelliJ IDE from this link: http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/
You are assumed that you’ve already installed JAVA SDK.
Download Android SDK from “SDK Tools Only” section of http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
When you set up IntelliJ for android development, you need to link IntelliJ with respective JAVA SDK and android SDK manually.