This section provides a tutorial example on how to download and install Android SDK (Software Development Kit) Revision 24 on Windows systems.
If you want to develop applications for Android systems,
you need to start with the following two steps
to create an Android development environment on your Windows system:
Download and install Android SDK starter package.
Download and install libraries and tools
to help you build applications for specific Android platforms.
Here is what I did to download and install the Android SDK Revision R24 starter package:
1. Go to the Android SDK download page at http://developer.android.com/sdk/.
2. Click "android-sdk_r24.3.2-windows.zip" in the Other Download Options - SDK Tools Only section
near the bottom of the page. Follow instructions given on the page to finish the download
3. Save the downloaded file to C:\download\android-sdk_r24.3.2-windows.zip.
The file size should be 187,488,291 bytes.
4. Unzip the downloaded file to C:\local\android-sdk-windows.
5. Double-click on "C:\local\android-sdk-windows\SDK Manager.exe".
The "Android SDK Manager" windows will show up:
Cool. Android SDK Revision 24 starter package is installed now.
Read next tutorials to learn how to install Android platform emulator.
By the way, SDK Manager is a Java application and requires JDK to be installed in the
"C:\Program Files" folder, like "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_45\".
It does not use the JAVA_HOME environement variable.