Android Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples
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Downloading and Installing Android SDK R17

This section provides a tutorial example on how to download and install Android SDK (Software Development Kit) Revision 17 on Windows systems.

If you want to develop applications for Android systems, you need to start with the following two steps to create an Android development environment on your Windows system:

  • Download and install Android SDK starter package.
  • Download and install libraries and tools to help you build applications for specific Android platforms.

Here is what I did to download and install the Android SDK Revision 17 starter package:

1. Go to the Android SDK download page at

2. Click "" in the Windows section. The browser will start the download process.

3. Save the downloaded file to C:\download\ The file size should be 37,417,953 bytes.

4. Unzip the downloaded file to C:\local\android-sdk-windows.

5. Double-click on "C:\local\android-sdk-windows\SDK Manager.exe". The "Android SDK Manager" windows will show up:
Android SDK Manager

Cool. Android SDK Revision 17 starter package is installed now. Read next tutorials to learn how to install Android platform emulator.

Last update: 2012.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

Installation of Android SDK R17 and Emulator

Downloading and Installing Android SDK R17

 Running Android SDK Manager

 Installing Android Platform 4.0.3 and Libraries

 Verifying Android Platform Installation

 Creating Android Virtual Device (AVD)

 Launching Android Emulator in AVD Manager

 Android Emulator Built-in Applications

 Android Emulator Built-in Web Browser

 Installing JDK 1.7 on Windows System

 Installing Apache Ant 1.8 on Windows System

 Developing First Android Application - HelloAndroid

 Android Application Package (APK) Files

 Android Debug Bridge (adb) Tool

 Android File Systems

 AboutAndroid - Application to Retrieve System Information Class and Activity Lifecycle

 View Objects and Layout Resource Files

 Using "adb logcat" Command for Debugging

 Build Process and Package File Content

 Building Your Own Web Browser

 Android Command Line Shell

 Android Phone - LG-P925g

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet


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Dr. Herong Yang, updated in 2012
Downloading and Installing Android SDK R17