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Setup for Android Development

Hello everyone if you want to start Android Development on windows then you need following steps to setup an environment for android development-
Install required Eclipse IDE version [Version: 4.1.2]
Download ADT Plugin [Android Development Toolkit]

Open Eclipse IDE, Go to ‘Help’ menu and select option ‘Install New Software’
Click on ‘Add’ button placed after ‘work with’ textbox.
In Name field give ‘ADT Plugin’
Then click ‘Archive’ button and select the ADT Plugin zip file downloaded earlier.
Then click ‘Select all’ button and click on ‘Next ‘ and follow instructions.

Alternately You can use http://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse to download required SDK tools.

Download Android SDK Tools from Android website and install them
After Installation, Run SDK Manager.
In this screen you can download and install all versions of Android Platform and all other custom APIs [like Google API for maps] [Max used version of Android SDK in mobiles is Android 2.3.3 – API 10]

Android Virtual Device
Open AVD manager from Android SDK Tools
Click on new Button on right side of opened dialog
Give a name to virtual device and select a target android version
Next add required values for SD card, snapshot and skin.
Then click on new button in Hardware section of dialog
Select one by one hardware support property to add to virtual device [Support properties that are being used by your app or you are going to test your android app with.]

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