Chapter    2

Development Environment

Android has a complete and advanced development environment that can run on all major operating systems.

Android Toolchain

The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) provides a comprehensive development toolchain for application developers.

The AOSP builds the entire development environment by integrating carefully chosen existing open source development tools, thereby creating this comprehensive toolchain. This approach enables application developers to develop mobile applications using the tools with which they are already familiar.

The Android toolchain is formed by four main components. This section discusses each of the key components.

Android Software Development Kit

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