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You can get the latest Java SDK from the Oracle’s web site.

2.  Download and install the Android SDK


The default ADT bundle for Windows, as well as for other platforms, includes Eclipse and the Android plugin. If you plan to use IntelliJ IDEA as your Android IDE, then you might want to opt for a smaller download and just pick up the Android SDK and platform tools.

Downloading the Android SDK alone

By simply scrolling down the web page in the figure above, you can find specific instructions for getting the Android SDK to use with an existing IDE for a variety of software platforms, as in the figure below.


Right after the successful completion of the setup wizard, the Android SDK is still not complete. It does contain all basic SDK tools, but it doesn’t contain any platform specific tooling. In brief, it is not fully configured to let you build applications within IntelliJ IDEA or any other IDE.

Using the SDK Manager

As there are quite a few different Android platforms out there (e.g., Android 2.2, Android 3.0, Android 4.0 and so forth). You need to install binaries and tools for each of the platforms you intend to build applications for.


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

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