Requirements for all platforms (Linux, Mac OSX, Windows)

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 Eclipse 3.51 or higher, the Classic package. Eclipse JDT plugin (included in most Eclipse IDE packages) JDK 5 or JDK 6 (JRE alone is not sufficient) ADT plugin (recommended) <strong>Please note : </strong>Not compatible with Gnu Compiler for Java (gcj) You must also ensure that Java is installed for your platform. The latest JDK (Java Development Kit) is required - JRE (Java Runtime Environment) is NOT sufficient. Check whether it is installed for your platform already.

Full information on the software requirements, and information on the hardware requirements, is available from the Android Developers Site.

The steps followed for all platforms will be, in general :

  1. Install the SDK (Software Development Kit) starter package from the table above. (If you're on Windows, download the installer for help with the initial setup.)
  2. Install the ADT (Android Development Tools) Plugin for Eclipse.
  3. Add Android platforms and other components to your SDK.
  4. Setup Android Virtual Device (AVD)

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