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Get the Android SDK

The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.

If you're a new Android developer, we recommend you download the ADT Bundle to quickly start developing apps. It includes the essential Android SDK components and a version of the Eclipse IDE with built-in ADT (Android Developer Tools) to streamline your Android app development.

With a single download, the ADT Bundle includes everything you need to begin developing apps:

  • Eclipse + ADT plugin
  • Android SDK Tools
  • Android Platform-tools
  • The latest Android platform
  • The latest Android system image for the emulator

To get the ADT Bundle or stand-alone SDK Tools, please visit the web site at developer.android-doc.com/sdk/

Choose the SDK package for your OS from the table below.

If you prefer to use an existing version of Eclipse or another IDE, you can instead take a more customized approach to installing the Android SDK. See the following instructions.