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Setting up Android SDK

Android is a software package and Linux based operating system for mobile devices such as tablet computers and smartphones. It is developed by Google and later the OHA (Open Handset Alliance). Java language is mainly used to write the Android code even though other languages can be used. The Android Software Developer Kit, simply named as Android SDK, or ADB is what all the advanced users of Android should have installed on their Windows-running computers.

Let’s start how to install Android SDK on the windows machine.

System Requirements (Source: https://developer.android.com):

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10 (32- or 64-bit)
  • 3 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended; plus 1 GB for the Android Emulator
  • 2 GB of available disk space minimum,
    4 GB Recommended (500 MB for IDE + 1.5 GB for Android SDK and emulator system image)
  • 1280 x 800 minimum screen resolution
  • For accelerated emulator: Intel® processor with support for Intel® VT-x, Intel® EM64T (Intel® 64), and Execute Disable (XD) Bit functionality

Pre-Requisites 

  1. Java – JDK (Click here to download)

Installation Steps : 

  1. Open Android Studio site and download Android Studio. (click here)

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2. Follow the setup wizard to install Android Studio and any necessary SDK tools.

3. On successful download, you’ll see the exe file for the setup.Double click on exe file. You will the setup initialization.

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Note: It will take time to load depends on your system configuration.

4.  Follow the setup instruction to complete the setup.

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5. Select the tool which you need to install. As our focus is to install SDK, let’s leave it as it is. and click on Next button.

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6. Click on ‘I Agree’ to accept the terms & condition.

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7. Enter the location where you want to install the Android Studio and Android SDK.

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By Default for Android SDK it’ll be in Program Files and for Android SDK it’ll be in AppData folder in Users.

8. Now, wait till the installation will complete. It will take time as per your system configurations.

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9. Click on Next after installation complete.

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10 . Click Finish to complete the installation. Android Studio and SDK will be installed in the location which you may have added while installation.

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Finally, we have successfully installed the SDK and now we will move with installing the Appium for mobile testing.

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