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Android SDK is a development kit targeted at mobile devices running the Android operating system. With Android SDK, you can develop, debug, and test apps via a built-in emulator that emulates the Android OS in many platforms (Linux, Windows, etc.).

In this page we will help you install the latest vesrion of Android SDK (Release 18) under Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 via our PPA. If you want to install it manually, you can check this page for more information.


Android SDK (Release 18) Installation


Open the terminal and run the following commands to install Android SDK + Eclipse on Ubuntu 12.04/11.10:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/devel


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install android-sdk

Note: Android SDK will be installed in the "/usr/bin/android-sdk-linux" folder), you should include this path in Eclipse (Preferences window) after adding the ADT plugin.

You can now start Android SDK Manager from the Unity dash to start adding Android platforms and other related packages:


ADT Plugin Installation in Eclipse


Use the dash to start Eclipse and go to Help > Install Software:


In the pop-up window, click the Add button and enter the following details and click OK:

Name: ADT Plugin
Location: https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/


Check on Developer Tools and click Next:


You will shortly get a list of tools to be downloaded. Click Next:


Accept terms of the license agreements and click Finish to start the installation of selected items:


When the installation finishes, restart Eclipse so that changes take effect. You can now start developing your Android apps and games!

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