Downloading and Installing JDK 1.8

This section describes how to download and install Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8u45 on a Windows system.

Since Android apps are developed in Java language, you need to have a copy of JDK (Java Development Kit) installed on your computer first. The latest version of JDK is Java SE Development Kit 8u45. Here is what I did to download and install Java SE Development Kit 8u45 on my Windows 7 system.

1. Open the Java SE Download page with this URL:

2. Click the download button below "JDK" in the "Java SE 8u45" section. You will see a new page with a list of different download files of "Java SE Development Kit 8u45".

3. Click the "Accept License Agreement" option.

4. Locate the line "Windows x86 175.98 MB" and click on "jdk-8u45-windows-i586.exe" to start download.

5. Save the download file to C:\download\jdk-8u45-windows-i586.exe and wait for the download to finish.

6. Double-click on C:\download\jdk-8u45-windows-i586.exe to start the installation wizard. The installation wizard will guide you to finish the installation.

Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8 Setup
Java SE Development Kit (JDK) 8 Setup

To verify the installation, open a command window to try the java command. If you are getting the following output, your installation was ok:

C:\herong>"\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_45\bin\java.exe" -version

java version "1.8.0_45"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_45-b15)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 25.45-b02, mixed mode)

Table of Contents

 About This Book

Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows System

Downloading and Installing JDK 1.8

 Writing My First Java Program

 Setting JAVA_HOME Environment Variable

 Installation of Android SDK R24 and Emulator

 Installing Apache Ant 1.9 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

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 USB Debugging Applications on Samsung Tablet

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet

 Android Phone - LG-P925g

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

 Archived Tutorials


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