Download the official Android SDK to develop apps for Android-powered devices at: android.com
The Android SDK includes the API libraries and developer tools you need to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
If you’re a new Android developer, we recommend you download the ADT Bundle to quickly start developing apps. It includes the essential Android SDK components and a version of the Eclipse IDE with built-in ADT (Android Developer Tools) to streamline your Android app development.
With a single download, the ADT Bundle includes everything you need to begin developing apps:
- Eclipse + ADT plugin
- Android SDK Tools
- Android Platform-tools
- The latest Android platform
- The latest Android system image for the emulator
The current Android sdk does not work with Windows 8. According to the Android website, the compatible Operating Systems are:
- Windows XP (32-bit), Vista (32- or 64-bit), or Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit)
- Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later (x86 only)
- Linux (tested on Ubuntu Linux, Lucid Lynx)
- GNU C Library (glibc) 2.7 or later is required.
- On Ubuntu Linux, version 8.04 or later is required.
- 64-bit distributions must be capable of running 32-bit applications.
Watch a twenty minute tutorial showing you how to install the new Android SDK in Windows:
This Android SDK tutorial walks you through the setup, step by step.
Read the latest terms and conditions for the Android sdk at: http://androidgames.ca/android/android-sdk-terms-and-conditions/