Android SDK 24.4.1
|145 MB - Free|
|Windows XP | 7 | 8 | 8.1 | 10 + 64bit|
|Nov 10, 2015|
The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android.
The Android SDK is composed of individual packages that may undergo an update at their own schedule, so some have their own set of release notes. You can find information about some of the packages in this section, including the core SDK Tools and the latest Platforms.
- Contains tools for debugging and testing, plus other utilities that are required to develop an app. If you've just installed the SDK starter package, then you already have the latest version of this package. Make sure you keep this up to date.
- Contains platform-dependent tools for developing and debugging your application. These tools support the latest features of the Android platform and are typically updated only when a new platform becomes available. These tools are always backward compatible with older platforms, but you must be sure that you have the latest version of these tools when you install a new SDK platform.
- An offline copy of the latest documentation for the Android platform APIs.
- There's one SDK Platform available for each version of Android. It includes an android.jar file with a fully compliant Android library. In order to build an Android app, you must specify an SDK platform as your build target.
- Each platform version offers one or more different system images (such as for ARM and x86). The Android emulator requires a system image to operate. You should always test your app on the latest version of Android and using the emulator with the latest system image is a good way to do so.
Sources for Android SDK
- A copy of the Android platform source code that's useful for stepping through the code while debugging your app.