Setting up our Android development platform is a bit tedious but is hopefully performed once and for all! We have installed the necessary utilities using the package system on Linux, Developer Tools on Mac OS X, and Cygwin on Windows. Then we have deployed the Java and Android development kits and checked if they are working properly. Finally, we have seen how to create a phone emulator and connect a real phone for test purposes.
We now have the necessary tools in our hands to shape our mobile ideas. In the next chapter, we are going to handle them to create, compile, and deploy our first Android projects!