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Get the Android SDK

The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary 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

To get the ADT Bundle or stand-alone SDK Tools, please visit the web site at

Choose the SDK package for your OS from the table below.

Android Studio Early Access Preview

A new Android development environment called Android Studio, based on IntelliJ IDEA, is now available as an early access preview. For more information, see Getting Started with Android Studio.

If you prefer to use an existing version of Eclipse or another IDE, you can instead take a more customized approach to installing the Android SDK. See the following instructions: