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Android 5 Programming by Example by Kyle Mew

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Chapter 1. Setting Up the Development Environment

Android 5 is the most significant update available at the present time, since its platform was created in 2009. It introduced a completely reworked user interface and thousands of new APIs, including the all new camera APIs. Android 5 also incorporates exciting, new, power-saving technologies, and improved app performance.

In this chapter, we will install and configure all the development tools required for building an Android app. These will include the Android Studio and Android SDK, various platform specific tools and system images, and an Android Virtual Device. Once our environment is properly set up, we will create a simple "Hello World" project and test it on a mobile device, as well as on ...

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