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Setting Up a PC for Android Development

Modified on Sat, Jul 06, 2013, 10:54 PM by Administrator Categorized as Android, Visual Studio and Developer Tools


This article outlines how to setup a Windows PC with everything you need to develop applications for Android.


1. Follow the instructions on this page to download and install the Android ADT bundle. This will install Eclispse on your machine

2. Within Eclipse, navigate to Window menu > Android SDK Manager.

3. Within Android SDK Manager window, select (place checkmarks next to) the following. (Depending on your Internet connection speed, this can take an hour or two.)

  • Tools
  • Every version of Android 4.0 or greater

Installing Subclipse

To install Subclipse, a Subversion client for Eclipse, execute the following procedure within Eclipse.

1. Navigate to Window menu > Preferences > Install/Update > Available Software Sites

2. Add "http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.8.x" (assuming you have Subversion 1.8 installed)

3. Click the Reload button, then OK.

4. Navigate to Help menu > Install New Software

5. In the Install dialog, specify Work with = "http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.8.x" (The same as you specified above.)

6. Select every checkbox, then keep clicking Next/Finish to complete the wizard.

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