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Through the SDK Manager you select the Android platforms of choice and the tool downloads all necessary files and samples. The figure below shows the SDK Manager tool in action. You select the platforms you are interested in and click Install packages to install related packages.

You can launch SDK Manager at any time. However, you need to launch the SDK Manager at least once before you can successfully compile a single Android application.


Download and install either IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate or IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition. If you’re only interested in Android development you can just download IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition

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