Google TV users will be happy to know that support for the platform is finally coming soon to the Android SDK. This will allow developers to unleash their apps on all Google TVs on the market, which in turn could help manufacturers eventually push more units given the renewed interest. Since the Google TV Market announcement at Google I/O, the platform has had a lot of road bumps in both TV network and user adoption. However, since the SDK update will provide new APIs (such as channel line-ups),developers will have a wider array of tools to use while crafting applications. These new options take the form of an add-on pack to the Android SDK, which interested parties can download here. If you have a Logitech Revue and are interested in a leak of Honeycomb, we got you covered with a walkthrough from earlier this month. That build has fewer features (no Netflix!), but will give you an idea of what the Market environment will look like, and how it works.Apps that are supported by Google … [Read more...] about Google TV To Be Added To The Next Update of The Android SDK; Developers, Start Your Engines!
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As more and more Chromebooks support running Android apps, it's becoming more important than ever to make sure developers create Chromebook-friendly apps. Google offers extensive documentation to help developers, but there was no way to test these apps without buying a real Chromebook. Thankfully, that could change soon, as recent code commits indicate a Chrome OS emulator will be arriving soon in the Android SDK. If you're unfamiliar with it, the Android SDK is the Android development kit created and maintained by Google. After you install the SDK, developers can download an Android emulator to test their apps on a wide variety of Android versions, screen size, and hardware platforms. Many different 'images' are provided, which recreate a wide variety of devices (like the Google Pixel) and Android OS versions. A recent pull request on the Android emulator section of the AOSP repository shows that Google will soon offer Chrome OS images for download, allowing developers to run an … [Read more...] about Google is working on a Chrome OS emulator for the Android SDK
Most of us will never need to install the Android SDK. The reason why is right in the name — Software Development Kit. It's built for people writing Android apps who need tools to work with Android from a computer. But those tools can also be handy for folks wanting to do some more advanced stuff. Stuff like manually updating software or rooting their phone. Fastboot and ADB are vital if you're into "hacking" at the Android software. And Google provides it free for everyone. What to choose? There are two ways to get a working set of Android tools on your computer. The easy way is to just install Android Studio. Everything needed to run and use the Android command line tools is part of Android Studio, as well as a way to keep the tools updated. While it's designed for folks who want a complete development environment and includes a code editor, Android emulator, and compiler, you can use just the command line tools and never open the rest. If you're not afraid to get your feet … [Read more...] about How to install the Android SDK on Windows, Mac and Linux
Looks almost good enough to eat, doesn’t it? Google announced today that the Android SDK now supports Android 2.0 Eclair . This is great news for all of us waiting for Android 2.0 for our handsets and also for new apps that take advantage of all that 2.0 has to offer. Android 2.0 will bring a whole slew of improvements, like enhanced contact synchronization, combined inbox features, Microsoft Exchange (for the business people out there), more camera features support, virtual keyboard improvements, upgraded browser features, and much more. Check out the video below that provides some detail about Android 2.0 Eclair and all the goodies it will have to offer. Let’s hope we see it soon on new handsets and our own! source: Android Developers Blog … [Read more...] about Android SDK now supports Android 2.0 Eclair
The Android software development kit (SDK) is an essential tool for everyone who wants to try developing apps on Android, but it's also useful for those who want to tinker with their device, be it for rooting, flashing images, or some other hackery.The SDK itself is not a full-on development environment -- it provides the tools you need to develop on Android, but you need a separate IDE in order to write programs. And while most old-time developers are used to the popular Eclipse IDE which integrates well with the Android SDK tools, Google's own Android Studio is a much easier to setup, nearly one-click solution that allows you to get your apps up and running.Android Studio is a full-on IDE and it comes with the Android SDK set upLuckily, by installing Android Studio, you also get the Android SDK with all the latest tools, so in this tutorial we will walk you through installing the SDK via ways of Android Studio, which seems like the best and easiest way to do it at the current moment. … [Read more...] about How to install Android SDK via Android Studio on Windows