Android Environment Setup

Android Environment Setup

You will be happy to know about that you can start Android App Development on following operating systems in which you want

  • Microsoft windows XP or later versions
  • Linux including GNU C Library 2.7 or later
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later version with Intel chip

android environment setup

Android Software 

Android Software To Develop Android Apps is free and always will by you can download it from the web. We mentioned below the required tools which you have to install before you start App Programming

  1. Java JDK5 or later version
  2. Android SDK Download
  3. Java Run-time Environment (JRE) 6
  4. Android Studio
  5. Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (optional)
  6. Android Development Tools (ADT) Eclipse Plug-in (optional)

The last two tools are on your own choice. if you are using windows XP then these tools will make your programming life easy while doing java based Apps Development

How to Set-up Java Development Kit (JDK)

You can download the newest version of Java JDK from Official Oracle’s Java Website Download JDK Here . You’ll notice the instructions for installing in JDK in downloaded files, follow the given directions to put in and tack the setup. Finally set PATH and JAVA_HOME environment variables to refer to the directory that contains java and javac, generally java_install_dir/bin and java_install_dir severally.

if your are working on windows and installed the Java Development Kit in Path C:\jdk1.6.0_15, you will have to put the following commands in your .bat file C:\autoexec.bat

set PATH=C:\jdk1.7.0_75\bin;%PATH%

set JAVA_HOME=C:\jdk1.7.0_75


another method that you can also use is to right click on My Computer Move Cursor to Properties and Select It, then  select Advanced and then Environment, After that you can update the PATH value And Finally Select OK button

For Linux Users, If the SDK is Installed on this path /usr/local/jdk1.6.0_15  and you would use the C shell and have to put the following commands into your .cshrc file

setenv PATH /usr/local/jdk1.7.0_75/bin:$PATH
setenv JAVA_HOME /usr/local/jdk1.7.0_75

 Android IDEs

There are such a lot of subtle Technologies out there to develop applications, the acquainted technologies, most useful tools as mentioned below

1. Android Studio

2. Eclipse For Android