Welcome to the Android Developer Tools project site.

    The Developer Tools for Android are being developed entirely in the open and is accepting contributions. On this site you will find information about the project, how to build the tools, how to contribute, etc...

    News

    New: April 16, 2013 - Android Studio 0.5.5 Preview Released!
    For more information, see the canary channel.

    New: March 25, 2013 - Eclipse ADT 22.6.2 Released
    For more information, see the release notes. To download, visit http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html#download.

    March 4, 2014: Android SDK Tools 26.1 Released. See http://developer.android.com/tools/sdk/tools-notes.html for more.

    May 16, 2013: Google I/O talks available
    The "What's new in Android Developer Tools" talk from Google I/O on May 15th is now available, and covers the new Android Studio features along with Eclipse features like the new translation plugin.
    There is also a talk dedicated to the new Gradle build system for Android:
    And finally, there's a quick (5 minute) overview of Android Studio:

    Overview

    The Android Tools is comprised of a number of tools:
    • Android Studio
    • Eclipse plugins
      • Edit, compile and debug support for Android projects, including code completion on Android resources
      • Visual editors for layouts and manifest files
      • Integrated perspective for hierarchy viewer, ddms (see below), etc.
      • See the Screenshots page for some examples.
    • Emulator
    • SDK & AVD Manager - download SDK components, create AVD, create Ant-based projects
    • Hierarchyviewer - analyze the hierarchy of views in an application
    • ddms - monitor a phone or emulator, grab screenshots, view memory usage, etc
    • Command line tools

    Starter information

    • Please refer to the official site http://developer.android.com/ to install and use the current public release.
    • Our download page will in the future contain download link to milestone builds, beta versions and possibly more frequent builds.
    • To provide feedback (via e-mail, forums, bug reports, etc), see the Feedback page.
    • To learn about our plans, see the Roadmap page.
    • Our current release status is described in the Release Status page.

    Contributing

    • To build the tools from source, see the Build Overview page.
    • To contribute to the tools, see the Contributing page.
      • Features we are hoping to get contributions for are listed in our wishlist.
    • To help us improve alternative development environments for Android, see the Alternatives page.

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