How to install Android?

Given below is the detail for step by step installation of android on your system.

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

  • 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 Linux Ubuntu Hardy Heron)

Supported IDE

Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede) or 3.5 (Galileo) both are supported

Installation process

(1) Downloading the Eclipse

first if you don’t have you need to download the eclipse from

(2) Installing JDK and Jre

Install JDK or Jre it is good to install both so that you can run the java code.

(3) Download and Install Android starter Package

Now you need to download and install the  Android SDK starter package to download it goto URL

and download the respective package according to your pc or laptop operating system after finished with download now install the SDK, simply unpack the starter package to a safe location and then add the location to your PATH, in other words extract the starter package at the location where eclipse resides.

(4) Install the ADT Plugin for Eclipse

As you are developing in Eclipse,so open your eclipse and click on the “help” menu then select “Install New Software” then press the “add” button on the right side,basically this button is to add the site,now it will ask you about the name give any name to the site and for location enter then click “next” , after some time screen will display a checkbox written with developer tools check this box and click next after some time you are finished with the installation of ADT(Android Development Toolkit), now restart Eclipse, and click on window menu then click “preferences” now click android and in SDK location give the location where you extracted the android.

(5)Set up AVD(Android virtual machine)

Now click the fourth icon from the left on the eclipse screen now create an AVD , now onwards you are finished with the installation of android and can work on it.





One Response to “How to install Android?”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    this is one of the very good step by step procedure I tried it and successfully installed android on my system thanks allot.

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