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...


New: October 31st, 2014 - Android Studio 0.9.0 Canary Build Released!
For more information, see the release announcement.

New: August 8th, 2014 - ADT 23.0.3 Released
For more information, see the release announcement.

New: June 26, 2014 - Android Studio Beta Released!
For more information, see the release announcement.

YouTube Video

April 28, 2014: Eclipse ADT 22.6.3 and SDK Tools 22.6.3 Released.

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:


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.


  • 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.

More information