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.

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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:

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.